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Any Guesses What Breed This Pretty Girl Might Be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by graygiant, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. graygiant

    graygiant Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2016
    This is our mystery chick, "Tiny" . . . Tiny was hatched at elementary school with her 2 siblings . . . the teacher has no idea what breed or breed combo they might be (the fertile eggs were donated by a family and we haven't been able to make contact with them due to summer vacation) . . . we're curious, of course, what breed Tiny might be . . . any ideas? You can see in the last photo that she has the darkish legs & feet. She has a little comb, but it's really little still, even at 8 weeks and just basically flesh colored (no pink or red color yet). The light splotches on her feather tips are only on the tips so far and they're a cream color. She's been nicknamed "Tiny Ptarmigan" as her body shape and coloring resemble the White-Tailed Ptarmigan. http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/white-tailed-ptarmigan


    2 days old (Tiny is the one eating from the feeder)


    3 weeks old (playing "parrot" with my daughter)


    8 weeks old (using my daughter's hat-covered head as her roost)
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Looks to be a cross bred to me. No specific breed coming to mind.
  3. graygiant

    graygiant Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2016
    I was starting to think that may be the case. LOL! Thank you for responding, though. We sure like her--she has a fantastic personality. :)
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    cross breed
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I agree mixed breed, and possibly a mix of mixes. What do the other chicks look like?

    I had similar results putting a black-based rooster over a silver hen. colored kind of like a black sex link, except silver on the throat/chest instead of red/gold. I called mine the Crow Sisters [​IMG]

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