Monday, February 28, 2011

It's a mystery....

We've got these 3 little sweet black chicks in the order...and don't know what they are!

Of the breeds that Murray McMurray offers, these are the black breeds:

Black Australorps
Black Giants
Blue Andalusians (blue gene means you get 25% black hatch usually)
Anconas
Black Minorcas
Sumatras
White Faced Black Spanish
Lakenvelders


They could be any of those breeds. Adam and I went through the list and through Murrays site, and think that they're either Anconas or Lakenvelders (G's hoping the later), but I'd like your opinions! Here are the chicks!

Here they are as day olds:




And now as week olds:


Chick1


Chick 2



Chick3




Please let me know your expert opinions!

6 comments:

stephen rouse said...

I believe they are Anconas. :-)

Old Home Crawford Farm said...

If it's any help, I have a picture of a Lakenvelder chick from Murray McMurray on my blog from June 2009 (http://oldhomecrawford.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html). The Lakenvelder is the chick in the far back at the top of the photo. I have also had an Ancona, but I don't think I have a picture of her.

Enjoy your birds!

Pam in Wisconsin said...

Definitely not the black giants. I've had those. Your chicks have more color than those. Kinda fun having mystery chicks.

Alastair said...

They don't look like black Australorps. The chicks do have some white, but not as much as these chicks. Cute little guys though! We never raised chicks in the winter, we always get them in May/June. Do you keep them in the house or outside?

Laura said...
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Laura said...

Oops some how my dad came up...Laura