Any help.. what breed are these chicks?

Amber.charlie

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Hi, we have recently rehomed these chicks from a local school, that hatched them out as a project. we already have pet chickens of our own, so didn’t need think twice about taking them when the school said they were struggling to home them.
They are now around 5 weeks old. And we have no idea on what breed they are, we spoke with the farmer that supplied the fertile eggs, and he wasn’t a lot of help, said they could be anything. So does anyone have any idea what they could be please?
I will be taking individual photos of them in a few weeks and posting a thread for help sexing them too, as we are clueless when it comes to chicks.
Thanks in advance.
 

sylviethecochin

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They're definitely mixes. Did you maybe get a breed list of what he has, or do any of the names below sound familiar?

A lot of white there, but they look kind of heavy, which says that they're probably not predominantly Leghorn. I'm thinking White Plymouth Rocks or Rhode Island Whites, maybe? Do you know what color of eggs they were? Do you know if he raises for meat or for eggs?

I see feathered feet, but no dark skin or beards or extra toes, which rules out both Faverolles and Silkies and leaves us mostly with Cochins, Marans, and Brahma. I'm strongly doubting Marans, but egg color would help confirm.

I also see a pea comb. That's possibly RIW in origin, but it could also be Brahma, Easter Egger or something else.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy them!
 

Amber.charlie

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Thanks for replying.
We have very little to go on really, we are completely unaware of egg size/colour as they had already been hatched out 3 weeks when we took the them on.
The ‘farmer’ that supplied the eggs we did speak to, and he said that he didn’t know what they could be as he literally does just supply hatching eggs and equipment to schools around the country.
We did initially think Brahma when we noticed the feathered feet, but we aren’t at all experienced. So it’s all new to us.
You’ve been a great help. Thank you.
 

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