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5 Mystery Chicks; What breeds do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nyw11, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. nyw11

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    We received 5 chicks, but they're are mostly mutt chickens. We're just trying to figure out what breeds we might have, and if we can tell gender yet. All of these chicks are about 9 days old. We took these pictures last night, and then late last night we looked through lots of pictures of chicks and kind of took guesses. We'll take some more pictures tonight hopefully so we can get clear back shots, and feet shots.


    Here's a pic of the chicks when they were a few days old.
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    And here's a pic of the group laying down (giving you a clearer shot of their backs).
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    Chick # 1 - Larger yellow chick with gray spots
    We think this one could be a delaware, which would mean we'll have to wait until the back feathers come in for gender.
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    Chick # 2 - Larger Chipmunk colored chick.
    We think this one could be a Welsummer. My reading seems to indicate that because the dark band at the eyes is so well defined it could be a pullet.

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    Chick # 3 - Larger Black and White Chick
    This one was tough as there are some many breeds that present at little black and white puff balls.We think it could be a Barred Rock or an Australorp, but we're leaning towards a Australorp roo.

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    Chick # 4 - Small Black and White Chick with mottled legs
    We think this one and it's near-twin below could be barred rocks or possibly australorps. With more black mottling on this one's legs we think it could be a pullet. The near-twin below has very similar coloring, except in the beak and legs.

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    Chick # 5 - Small Black and White Chick with yellow legs
    We think this one and it's near-twin above could be barred rocks or possibly australorps. With clean yellow legs we think this one could be a roo.

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    I've been mostly lurking on this forum, but since we just got our chicks I'm excited to get more active!

    I'm currently working on a low cost, solar charged, microcontroller driven automatic coop door opener!
     
  2. nyw11

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    Here's another round of pictures if you'd like to hazard a guess. They are not the best pictures, I just had a few calm moments while bringing them in from outside to snap a quick few pictures. They tend to run from me, so I can't get a great "everyone together" pic.

    Chick #1 Was yellow chick, now mottled grey and brown
    http://imgur.com/a/hSocn
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    Chick #2 was chipmunk chick, now pretty brown and black.
    http://imgur.com/a/pMRmF
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    Chick #3 Larger Black and White Chick, now mostly black
    It's actually really tough for me to tell the black chicks apart. Sorry for the quality again.
    http://imgur.com/a/FaKvh
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    Chick #4 - Small Black and White chick, now mostly black - darker legs
    http://imgur.com/a/Lcpn3
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    Chick # 5 - Small Black and White chick, now mostly black - lighter legs
    http://imgur.com/a/FdNrS
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    We have fairly certain guesses, but it's always nice to get more opinions!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

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    Are you sure they are not mixes?
     
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    They probably are mixes of some kind. Like I said in my first post, "they're are mostly mutt chickens". I figured if they show predominant traits that point to a specific breed heritage or gender, some people might be able to help.

    But if they're too far removed to be able to offer an opinion that's okay too.

    Thanks for checking in!
     
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    I wasn't very sure on what your was asking is all :),

    Chick #1 maybe an Easter Egger
    Chick #2 maybe an Easter Egger
    Chick #3 proabaly a Barred Rock mix
    Chick #4 Australorp mix most likely
    Chick #5 Maybe a Jersey Giant mix or a Australorp mix
     
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    Thanks for the quick response back. Do you have any guesses at Genders?

    Also, 3, 4, and 5 basically all look pretty much the same to me. What makes you say different breeds for each?

    Thanks so much!
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

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    Leg coloring mostly, it is possible that they are all Barred Rock mixes or all Australorp mixes. Barred Rocks have yellow legs and Australorps have dark slated legs with white on the bottom of their feet. Jersey giants are leg Australorps but with yellow on the bottom of their feet.
     
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    Oh also they are to young to sex for sure but 4 looks like a possible cockerel. Is #4 smaller then the others?
     
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    Alright, cool. When I was researching on my own I found all of those breeds as possibles, but no one really talked about the leg differences. I'll try to inspect the bottoms of their feet to get a better idea.

    Thanks again!
     

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