These chicks have been listed from dark to light. Please keep in mind these photos are not to compare chicks in size but compare them in their coloring. As you can see, some are very similar, while others can be easily distinguished from one another. Look for patterns. Some yellow may show lighter on your computer, so this is something else to consider while identifying your breeds.
Tips for Identification:
- Pay close attention to patterns around eyes. Example: Speckled Sussex can look similar to Welsummer, however Speckled Sussex have a distinct eye line that curves up while Welsummer chicks have an eye line that goes straight back or slightly downward.
- Compare your chick's legs with the picture you are viewing. Are your chick's legs clean or feathered, dark or light?
- Remember Blue Breeds do not always breed true so they can be a light gray, black, or yellow.
- Some breeds are banded, please refer to our leg band color chart.