Andulasian? Brown Australorp? What Breed Is This Chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emmad15, May 4, 2017.

  1. emmad15

    emmad15 Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone, we recently decided to get some chickens and were lucky enough to find four chicks that a middle school was hatching. We hatched them from the egg over spring break, and now they are around 3 weeks old. This may be too young to tell, but most of them already have definitive characteristics of their breed- it's just one that we cannot seem to identify. It is a medium brown chick, with brown wing feathers already coming in and a creamy yellow chest with white on the tertials. It has white rings around its eyes, very similar to the Australorp chick, but with the rest of its coloring being a medium brown rather than the Australorp's characteristically black coloring, we're not sure. We believe the little guy hatched from a tan egg rather than the white Andulasian egg color. We're pretty new to chickens, so if you have any ideas at all, please
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Definitely not an andalusian, too thick. More than likely a mix, as well as a young rooster by the look of it. Thick legs and slow feathering.
     
  3. emmad15

    emmad15 Just Hatched

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    Oh no, you're the second person to say it looks like a young cockerel! Guess we'll know in a few weeks. He/she is a very sweet bird, and my little brother's favorite, he's very attached to him/her. I also considered it may be a mix, the questions is a mix of what. That too may be answered in a few weeks! Thank you very much for your input, we're beginners and don't know much about chickens yet!
     

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