Silver Campine chicks
Photo courtesy of Ket
Here's a list of the pure breed chicks I've managed to get photos of so far. If you have any not listed here, and are willing to share them, please contact FeatherSite -- questions and comments
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Helpful Hints for Identifying Chicks
Remember that in addition to looking at color and body shape, some breeds have feathers on their legs and some have 5 toes. While most breeds have either single combs or rose combs there are also other types of combs, such as pea, V, and raspberry--you usually have to wait til the chick is a bit older to identify some of the comb types.
Here's John's page Sexing Chicks: Some Clues.
Metzer Farms now has a video up on vent sexing ducklings and goslings.
If you can wait a while for this, then, once they are around 2 1/2 - 3 months old, hold them in the sun. Look at the new feathers on their backs. On males these will be coming in long, pointed and shiny.
Now that you've got 'em, you ought to drop over to my page on Raising Chicks.
Photo courtesy of Margaret Monsen
Photo courtesy of Robert Feragen
Nenes (Hawaiian Geese)
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson
Photo courtesy of Katrin Becker
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Direct questions and comments to Barry at FeatherSite -- questions and comments