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All Black Wyandotte? Is that possible

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newbiechix, May 2, 2016.

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  1. newbiechix

    newbiechix Out Of The Brooder

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    I have about 10 chicks from a recent hatch. The one in question was supposed to be a Wyandotte, but is all back (yes, developing all black feathers) and has black legs. Is this really a Wyandotte? Or another breed? I think the guy who shipped the eggs might have mixed this one up.
     
  2. newbiechix

    newbiechix Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a few pictures to help.
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  3. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Idk, but wait untill about 5 weeks the colors you see now aren't the colors they will be. Example these are reds ameraucana and bard rocks when we first got them.
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    getting feathers
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    I guess many breeds do have standard markings but even those can vary from one chick to another
     
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    It's very cute, though. Try asking the breeder what he has; that may help ID this baby. More time will help too. Mary
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    There are black Wyandottes. They aren't as common as the other varieties. The chick does look to have a rose comb. I would ask the person you got the eggs from what breeds and varieties are possible. If black Wyandotte isn't on the list then maybe it's an oops chick.
     
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