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Help identify the mystery chicks

post #1 of 8
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Hi everyone! I recently came to own a feral baby chick and am wondering what to expect from it as far as breed/body type. We live on Oahu where there are chickens roaming about just about everywhere so I don't know if there's a predominant breed or if my lovely little chick is going to be a mutt surprise. We also bought a friend for it at the feed-store today and they had their bins all mixed up and their chicken guy had already gone home for the day. Although the bin said Rhode Island Red and Golden Sex Link, I suspect that this one came from their other bin that had Ameraucana and Gold Laced Wyandottes. Im guessing Wyandotte. Agree or dissagree?

This is the feral chick. My daughter has named her Henny Penny :)

 

 

Here is Henny Penny and the Golden Laced Wyandotte (?) named Gwendalyn. I had to adjust the shadows of the photo a little so that Gwen would show up more clearly.

 


So what do you all think? I'm also hoping they're girls. The darker one from the feed-store "should" be a girl according to the employee but the feral one sort of looks like a girl to me too :yesss:

post #2 of 8

I don't know about the feral chick but I'd guess Golden laced wyandotte as well. My sister had some of those, sweet birds.

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    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



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post #3 of 8
New Hampshire chick is the lighter one. And Golden Laced Wyandotte is the darker one. Look them up on google too and confirm. smile.png

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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I just realized I took pictures of the chicken family before mamma got hit by the car. She sort of looks like an American gamefowl I think. Does anyone know if they can hold their own with wyandottes or barred rocks? She's much smaller than the wyandotte that is about the same age and I'm worried she'll get bullied. If she doesn't stand a chance I may try re-homing her.

 

These are pictures of the two chicks taken on Feb 6th:

 

This is Henny Penny as of right now on Feb 14th:

 

 

She looks so funny with her baby chick head on her feathered out body :gig

post #5 of 8
Definitely golden lace wydotte I have one in my brooder right now along with two silver laced.
post #6 of 8
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Update on the chicks. Any ideas what the lighter colored one is? I'm still hoping pullet but would like some ideas for what breed she might be too.

post #7 of 8
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I don't think anyone's reading these follow-ups but I always appreciate it when people follow up with how things turned out. The feral chick, although a mystery as far as breed, is definitely a boy. He started his raspy crowing attempts a few days ago and has been giving it his best each morning. We're not allowed to have roosters where we live so we'll probably have to re-home him if he gets any louder. Right now his crowing is actually softer than my chickens grumpy noises so he's the least offensive of my group. hu.gif Here are some pictures:



The golden laced Wyandotte still isn't very golden. I'm sort of disappointed she isn't prettier but whatcha gunna do. Does the golden brown color grow in later?

post #8 of 8
I don't think her color will change much. They are both nice looking birds though! I like the roo's tail feathers!
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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