Am I even close? lol

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AmyLynn2374, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    So I realize these guys/girls are way young yet (especially the silkies and polish) but at the rate they are developing (way too fast) I've made some assumptions and am wondering if I am making any half way intellegent assumptions...lol All of these guys are barnyard mixes I hatched from eggs I got from my sister's flock. She has a ton of variety as they raise chickens and sell the eggs. I know which breeds sound familiar to me when you say the names...lol I usually can say wether it's a possibility or not. She has a big EE variety and supposedly Ameracaunas/Aracanas. Red and black sex links, austalops, NN and silkie and polish and more that I can't think of. lol. Other than the obvious ones, I have no idea what the mixes are. All but one came from brown eggs (mostly light-medium some pinkish). They are all 4 weeks old. I am basing my judgement solely on the combs and wattles + temperment and demeanor. I included the physical traits I thought were relevant to breed thus might be relevant to a gender hypothesis. So, what do you think? Any chance I am right on any of these? Any breed mix guesses would be welcomed as well. [​IMG]

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    As to mixes...well indeed...you've got some Naked Neck types, Some Crested types, Some barred types, and some Silkie types....it's almost impossible to tell beyond that.

    A delightful barn yard mix. I like my barnyards...they grow fast and lay well and are hardy...but they can keep you guessing as to WHAT they are unless you know for certain the parentage or a telling trait comes through like Silkie shape or a Polish or Legbar crest or Wyandotte rose comb or EE beard and muff...ONLY if you know that was in the flock.

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    EDITED TO ADD: For example, my broody in the May Rhodebar was a grab bag hatch. It was SUPPOSED to be all layer types...but there was 1 small little green egg (which hatched into a game/EE rooster with green legs but looked totally like a jaunty OEGB.) Then a barred that must have been barred rock mix...then a hen that was a dead ringer for a Welsummer, and layed dark eggs so must have been that...Then this little girl...a lovely chipmunk chick (my avatar) who grew into this lovely partridge-ish hen with rose comb...probably a Wyandotte/EE ????? or maybe a game/Wyandotte??? or possibly as Rosecomb bantam and ???? I keep guessing at what she might be...no matter...she is a good broody (probably from game???? influence?)
     
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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Thanks for your input. I have found that dispite it making it harder to sex and knowing what they will look like full grown that I am enjoying the surprise and the variety of the barnyard mix. So many different looks. Oh, and I LOVE the chipmunk striped chicks!
     
  4. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all so cute!! I'm sure it's a lot of fun too!
     
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    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which ones are Mumble & Scrappy? It would be neat if you could do a "then & now" pictures showing side by side.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

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    The two black ones I think are girls....lol I have actually thought about doing that....but I'd have to use those pics with group shots or try to edit as I don't think I have newbie individual pics of the last three hatchedlol
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Here you go:

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  8. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! You did it!! They are adorable and look how much they have grown and changed. I wish I could help you ID them, but I'm not that good with younger chicks. I know you're gonna hate to see those boys go.
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I really am...lol I like the boys better than the girls...lol even though I pretty much like them all...lol
     

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