3 Week Old Mystery Breeds

iowacricket

In the Brooder
Oct 6, 2020
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14
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Eastern Iowa
New chicken mom here! We picked up our chicks three weeks ago from Sand Hill Preservation Center and they gave us five extras (only ordered four) since they knew we wouldn't be able to keep any roosters. These were hatched a few days early and, while it might be too early to tell, I figured you all might have some ideas (sex guesses welcome too).

CHICK #1 - Black Australorp?
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CHICK #2 - we think this is the same breed as chick #1 but little tail feathers, so maybe cockerel?
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CHICK #3 - White Rock?
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CHICK #4 - Lavender Ameraucana?
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CHICK #5 - Erminette or splash something?
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OneHappyRooster

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Apr 5, 2020
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I believe what you are seeing as white earlobes is the ear fluff. They will not be getting white earlobes at this age - they barely have earlobes.
My eyes are telling me the white chick has pinkish feet, not yellow.
I agree with Aussie.
I also thought Austra or California White for the last bird.

It will be interesting to see how they turn out.
 

iowacricket

In the Brooder
Oct 6, 2020
15
14
26
Eastern Iowa
I believe what you are seeing as white earlobes is the ear fluff. They will not be getting white earlobes at this age - they barely have earlobes.
My eyes are telling me the white chick has pinkish feet, not yellow.
I agree with Aussie.
I also thought Austra or California White for the last bird.

It will be interesting to see how they turn out.
Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for the earlobe colors.
Sand Hill doesn't have Austra or California Whites, so I don't think it could be either of those, but I'll just have to wait and see!
 

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