2 1/2 week old chick - any ideas on breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Baybrio, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Baybrio

    Baybrio Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Poplar Grove, IL
    I've looked through photos of many chicks and I'm just not sure what this little sweetie might be. She (he) came as an extra with a group of broilers from a hatchery. She had chipmunk stripes when she was tiny.



  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    It is an Easter Egger. Which is a chicken that carries the gene to lay colored eggs. Hatcheries generally include them as a bonus chick with orders. Chances are it will be a boy since it was free, but sometimes they will be girls. Very cute though. [​IMG]
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I concur ... it's an EE and very pretty.

    Hope it's a girl for you.
  4. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Yep i was going to say the same thing. Looks like my two EEs.
  5. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Looks like my EE as well! Very cute and will be a pretty chicken, I think!! [​IMG]
  6. Baybrio

    Baybrio Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Poplar Grove, IL

    I hope she is a she, green eggs would be fun. [​IMG]
  7. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    QCA, Illinois
    It looks to me like it has a single comb and feathers on it's legs?? I could be wrong, but that might help ID it. Could you post more pix??
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I have to disagree with EE. First of all, the bird has a single comb, instead of a pea comb. Second, it has yellow legs, not green. Third, although all EEs don't have beards, most do, this one does not. Fourth, I could be wrong, but it looks like a bantam, and no hatchery that I've ever seen carries bantam EEs.

    If it's a bantam, my guess would be an OEGB [​IMG]
  9. Siber_AK49

    Siber_AK49 In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    Sterling, Alaska
    Although I'm certainly no expert I was thinking EE because it looks just like an EE chick I got... Could be wrong though.. I do think that the only hatchery I've seen that carries Bantam EE's is My Pet Chicken when I was looking through their breeds.
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    My Pet Chicken does not sell bantam EEs, they only sell standard EEs, which come from other hatcheries. The bird they have as the pic for their EEs is a bantam ameraucana.

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