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2 mystery chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brit01, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. brit01

    brit01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone help me ID these two? Chick #1 is large framed with pink legs and all white feathering. I do think she is a she, but could be wrong of course. She's quite docile. I'm worried with her large frame that she is a meat bird and thus won't be a good layer? Cornish X? White rock? I really don't know!
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    Chick #2 is primarily black with white penciling around the neck and light copper framing around the face. I originally thought australorp but I do not think so- comb is wrong. Is a black cooper marans a possibility with the copper around the face? Any ideas on pullet or roo?
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  2. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a hunch that the top is a pullet and the bottom is a cockerel, but its still pretty early. I can't tell what kind of comb the whitish one has, it kinda looks like a pea comb, but it might also be a single. My first guess for her was EE? (If she does have a pea comb and it looks like she has a beard) but I have no idea about the second... Just looks like a mix to me
     
  3. brit01

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    Sorry forgot to say they're a little over a month old! She does kind of have those EE-looking cheek tufts, but no green legs and I don't THINK her comb is a pea comb, maybe just a small single?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    The light one does have a pea comb. Looks to be a pullet with that single ridge of 'peas.' That and the fluffy cheeks point to Easter Egger or pure Ameraucana mix. Pure Ameraucana do have white skin.
    The dark one has a rose comb so I'm guessing Wyandotte mix for that one. It does look like a cockerel
     
  5. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, after further observation, it does look like just one ridge.
     
  6. brit01

    brit01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Junebuggena I hadn't considered an ameracauna! What a delight that would be! The comb has me tripped up still and no beard...

    I think you are right about the second as well. Explains the silver penciling too. I guess FBCM was just wishful thinking! [​IMG]
     
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They aren't 'purebred', but given their comb types, it's my best guess as to what at least one parent could have been. The light one definitely has a pea comb, though.
     
  8. brit01

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    What color feet do ameracaunas have? I was thinking dark? Hers are pink :/
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I do believe the white on is a pullet and the dark one a cockerel. Have no idea of breed though.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They have slate, but their base skin color is white. Your chick's are pink/white. She's not pure, but she could be an Ameraucana mix. You'll know for sure if it's in her background when she starts laying.
     

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