4 Week Old Chicks: Chickzilla & Wild Bird? :-)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WiredSimon, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. WiredSimon

    WiredSimon Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    A friend gave us some eggs to hatch under some "loaner" broody hens for practicing our chicken husbandry prior to our hatchery ordered chicks arriving. Some of the eggs were from a friend of his, some from his own mixed breed flock.

    These two are now 4 weeks old and we, being new to chickens as a hobby, haven't got a clue. They sure don't look like any of the purebred ones we got from the hatchery.

    The gray one is Chickzilla because of his size, and the other the kids call Audry and I think she looks like some sort of wild chicken from Borneo or something (just kidding).

    Any thoughts on breed or gender of these guys? The last photo is of Chickzilla reaching for a dandelion leaf.

    Thanks for any and all help.

    Kathy
    Sort-of West Michigan

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  2. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, Haven't a clue...Just wanted to tell you how cute I think they are...They sure do like you!!!!
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Columbus,IN
    I am sure I will be bertated terribly ...... [​IMG] But i think they are EE's or auruacaunas simply because of the green legs..They are the only breed i have seen with green legs.... They are very cute BTW [​IMG] .... Now back to [​IMG]
     
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  4. WiredSimon

    WiredSimon Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm stumped, please tell me what EEs are.

    Thanks!
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickzilla looks like an ameraucana or a cross of one because it has the muffs but no beard. The other one looks like a cross with either old english game or leghorn.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    EE is easter egger, basically any bird that lays colored eggs. Hatcheries sell EE's as araucanas/ameraucanas.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    they are EE's or auruacaunas simply because of the green legs..They are the only breed i have seen with green legs

    There are MANY recognised breeds and varieties with willow (green) legs!!!!!​
     
  8. WiredSimon

    WiredSimon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for your thoughts on Chickzilla and Audry. I hadn't really noticed the "muffs" on chickzilla before. Cute :)

    What other breeds DO have willow green legs? You've peeked my interest.

    Kathy
     
  9. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
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    Quote:There are MANY recognised breeds and varieties with willow (green) legs!!!!!

    Please enlighten Me... As I said " They are the only I have seen" I am always looking to learn more about chickens... [​IMG]
     
  10. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Lol wow i named my chick chickzilla lol. He's an EE too =]
    He's aboutt 6 months now.
     

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