Chick Identification

We received the “All Heavy Assortment” from McMurray hatchery this year.  Per the catalogue “Our choice of varieties, but we guarantee at least 5 different ones from this list: Black Australorps; Lt. Brahmas; Dark Cornish; Black and White Giants; Buff and White Orpingtons; New Hampshire, Rhode Island Reds, Barred, White, Partridge, Buff Rocks; Sussex, Turkens; White, Silver Laced, & Columbian Wyandottes, Red Star and Black Star.”  Now they are old enough I should be able to identify their breeds.

chicksIt appears we have three each of the Black Australorps; Lt. Brahmas;  Buff Orpingtons, White Orpingtons;  Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, and Speckled Sussex.  There are three chicks though I am not sure about.  They look like:

unknown chick

What do you think?  Partridge Rocks?  Dark Cornish?

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8 Responses to Chick Identification

  1. Looks like it could be a Wyandotte to me; they have yellow legs.

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Michelle! That is what I thought too with the feather pattern. But the list only includes white, silver laced and columbian ones. Maybe they included checks that were not on the list.

  2. Or maybe Black Giant? The legs look much bigger than a Wyandotte’s.

    • Donna says:

      To me it does not seem big enough to be a Black Giant compared to the other checks and the feather colors don’t fit. I think it is a Wyandotte.

  3. Tammy says:

    Possibly a Black Star? Not sure on this breed but I had Black Sex Links before and some of the hens had gold on their necks and wings. Just a guess! Looks like you have a nice varied flock!


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