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New feather-footed chicks, what breeds?

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My local feed store, who gets their chicks from Ideal Hatchery, had some Bantams left over and offered them to me cheap if I would I take them home.  They know I have sucker on my forehead under my bangs...lol.

 

So here they are.  There are 5, but my cell phone did not want to take a photo of the black one, so I have one other that is black with feathers on it's legs and yellow under it abdomen and chest, if anyone wants to take a guess at that one.  The beak is black.

 

These first 2 chicks seem to be the same breed:

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This chick has very faint black/gray sort of barring, even on it's foot feathers.

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I have a guess as to what this one is:

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I think they could be Cochins, Brahmas don't have single combs. Gives it away smile.png

 

It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

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Thanks!   I thought the bottom chick might be a porcelain D'Uccle.  You don't think it could be?  I know the color is porcelain and wasn't sure Cochins came in porcelain.

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The bottom one is indeed a Porcelain d'Uccle.

 

The middle might be a Cochin.

 

The top is hard to say. If it does get vulture hocks it is a d'Uccle though. Or a booted.

 

(vulture hocks are what that d'Uccle has - feathers on hocks that are long and stiff, almost like another pair of wings or something)
 

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The bottom one is indeed a Porcelain d'Uccle.

 

The middle might be a Cochin.

 

The top is hard to say. If it does get vulture hocks it is a d'Uccle though. Or a booted.

 

(vulture hocks are what that d'Uccle has - feathers on hocks that are long and stiff, almost like another pair of wings or something)
 

Thanks!  Yes, the pocelain has vulture hocks.  I have a Cochin that has vulture hocks as well, so I guess they can sometimes have them?  What is a booted?  It it just a mutt with feathers on it's feet?  Sorry for all of the questions, but I have just had basic breeds and EEs for years, but this year I picked up bantams here and there for some variety (Cochins, Polish, D'Uccle, Silkies, Sebright, what I think is an OEGB bantam).

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Cochins shouldn't have it but I have seen hatchery bantams with such. Booted are basically a clean-faced version of d'Uccles. They are an actual breed.
 

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post #7 of 9
They look like Mille fleur and porcelain d'uccle.

Lovely birds! I have one myself!
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top 2 look like my brahma (need to see the comb on it) the 3rd looks more like a cochin, 4th is a porcelain d'uccle (i'm going to say pullet it on it repost for gender when they fully feather out at about 6-8 weeks of age)

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Thanks for putting up with my questions!

 

I'm actually sad if the D'Uccle is a hen, as I have a hen and picked up this one hoping for a roo..lol.  The one time I want a roo, it will be a hen, such is life eh?

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