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Please help identify the mystery mix sent with my surprise order!

post #1 of 8
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Hi Everyone, I was hoping you guys would be up for a fun game of "Name That Chicken!"  I recently received a box of 55 mystery chicks, and I am almost clueless as to what they are (unless they have easily distinguished characteristics, such as furry feet = Cochin, furry hat = Polish and furry beard = Easter Egger).  

 

Any help is much appreciated in helping me identify what they might be!  I thank you in advance for your time and help!  

 

Alright, let's get on with the show!

 

Box 1: I think these are Silver Laced Polish.  I got 13 of them!

 

Box 2: I think these are White Crested Black Polish, I got 6 of them.

 

Box 3: I only got one of these yellow top hats.

 

Box 4: I received an assortment of 13 furry legged chicks, I think they're Cochins.

 

Box 5: I have no idea what these are, got 3 of them, they are mostly yellow, but they all have a black spot on their back.

 

Box 6: I have no idea what these are either, but they're light colored tan on the sides with a brown back/head.  They also do not have a beard/furry legs/hat.  Got 3 of them.

 

Box 7: Got three of these that are mostly black, but have a bit of yellow on their heads/tummies.  

 

Box 8: Got three of these chipmunk looking ones, not sure what they are.

 

Box 9: Got two of these that are yellow and black, with what looks like black on their beaks and black eyeliner.  They have clean legs, but the legs do have some black coloring on the skin.  Not sure what they are either.

 

Box 10: I think these three are Easter Eggers, they have beards.  

 

Box 11: These two are just yellow.

 

Box 12: These two have some yellow with gray shading on them.

 

Box 13: This is my last one, he's a bit of a dirty gray/yellow color, but he has a beard.  So possibly an EE also?  

 

Any help identifying them would be greatly appreciated!  I don't believe any of them are bantams (but if you think there might be some, please let me know also).  

 

Box 1: 

Box 2:

Box 3:

Box 4: 

Box 5:

Box 6:

Box 7:

Box 8: 

Box 9:

Box 10:

Box 11:

Box 12: 

Box 13:

 

Thank you all very much!

post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by snuvy View Post

 

Box 1: Not sure of color, but they are Polish. (i think)

 

Box 2: White Crested Black Polish.

 

Box 3: Polish?

 

Box 4: Cochins?

 

Box 5: California Whites.

 

Box 6: Cute but don't know breed.

 

Box 7: Barred rocks.

 

Box 8: Very adorable, but don't know breed.

 

Box 9: They look like my Australorp chick.  My Australorp had black on legs, but yellow on feet.

 

Box 10: I think they are EE's too.

 

Box 11: Are these bantam sized?  Otherwise I think they are either gold sex links or Leghorns.

 

Box 12: Very cute, but not sure of breed.

 

Box 13: Not sure.

HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

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HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

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post #3 of 8
That last one has a beard and I bet it is an Easter egger. They sometimes come in a lavender color like that.
-Laura
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-Laura
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by greenmulberry View Post

That last one has a beard and I bet it is an Easter egger. They sometimes come in a lavender color like that.

 

Awesome, I really hoped there would be some Easter Eggers in my mix, now I'm just hoping I get a few girls out of the possible 4 that I have.  The last one is my favorite, I've named "her" Danger.  Since, I dropped her from like two feet high (while I was moving her) but she sprung right back up and ran away from me--so all seems to be good haha.

post #5 of 8

my guesses: I concur with boxes 1-4

box 5, Cal White, possibly( I have only had 2 of these)

box 6, not sure

box 7, a wyandotte

box 12, Silver Spangled Hamburg

box 13, Old English Game....I don't see a beard...

 

I am going off the Cackle Hatchery catalog....

 

please repost in a few weeks...would love to see how these all grow!

post #6 of 8
Box 1: Definitely Silver laced polish (Warning this breed is very delicate)
Box 10: definitely an Easter egger, along with box 13.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

LOL -- thanks for the reply...but that was from like almost 2 years ago -- they've all grown up!  You are correct though, the first box was silver-laced polish (and they turned out to be mostly male so we had to give them away).  The last one was indeed an easter egger :) 

post #8 of 8
Great! We had two little sliver polish so I recognize the breed right away. Haha for some reason it said the post was from two days ago. Lol😆
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