Another "What is this chick?" deal . . .

fowltemptress

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I never thought I'd ask a "What is this chick?" question, but . . . well, what is this chick? I recently hatched a bunch of chicks, and due to poor planning I gave away all but one. I picked up this chick at TSC to keep my lone chick company. I know my TSC gets its chicks from Ideal Poultry, and the chick has a single comb and has the skinniest build I've ever seen on a chick. I'm usually drawn to loose feathered, hugable looking chickens, so this skinny little non fluffy thing is rather foreign to me. Based on Ideal's website I was thinking Dutch, old English, or modern bantams, but I'm having the hardest time finding pictures of the chicks of those breeds to compare.

Okay, my opening is getting a little long winded . . . I'll move on to the picture now . . .



It actually looks fluffier in the picture . . . I guess it's true about cameras adding weight.
 

Big Red

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fowltemptress, It's looks to be an Old English Game. I have 5 of those that look like that one and their parents are old OEG.
 
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fowltemptress

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Oh goody! That was one of my guesses . . . thank you so much.
 

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I love how FULL that little crop is!

So there is no way that it is a Delaware or a Columbian Rock?
 

fowltemptress

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Nope. Ideal doesn't offer those as bantams, and even if they did and I missed it somehow this little guy is fully half the size of the silkie chick it's in with. I'm sure bantam Delawares or rocks would make a larger sized chick. I crossed off all the "large" bantam breeds right away . . . it sure helped to narrow the possibilities list down.

That crop does make it look like it's about to fall forward onto its face, doesn't it?
 

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