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I also have a mystery chipmunk ūüėä It was in the bantam bin at the feed store. I thought it was a girl because it had a pretty straight tail with wide round feathers, but now it's comb and waddle have come in and they have turned pretty red. Also this is the smallest chicken I have ever seen in my life and she/he has not grown in size for a couple weeks.

Anyone have any idea?

Oh and she/he has dark feet... Grayish/blackish with a tinge of green. I thought maybe it was an EE a few weeks ago but she's so tiny I have no idea. You can still see some of the chipmunk stripe on her head and back under the wings.

post #22 of 24

You can't cross two different breeds and still call it a pure bred. Ameraucana and Araucana are two separate breeds, and Easter Eggers are more a 'type' than a breed. Your rooster is probably an Easter Egger, if he passes on a blue eggshell gene, otherwise, he's just a mixed breed.  

Now, as long as he isn't barred or white, than the black chick in the picture likely came from a Barred Rock hen and is a black sexlink pullet.

There is no telling what the chipmunk chick will end up looking like at this point in time.

post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by ilona73 View Post

I also have a mystery chipmunk ūüėä It was in the bantam bin at the feed store. I thought it was a girl because it had a pretty straight tail with wide round feathers, but now it's comb and waddle have come in and they have turned pretty red. Also this is the smallest chicken I have ever seen in my life and she/he has not grown in size for a couple weeks.

Anyone have any idea?

Oh and she/he has dark feet... Grayish/blackish with a tinge of green. I thought maybe it was an EE a few weeks ago but she's so tiny I have no idea. You can still see some of the chipmunk stripe on her head and back under the wings.

Most likely either a Dutch or Old English Game bantam. Definitely a cockerel.

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