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Any idea what this chick is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TropicalRoo, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. TropicalRoo

    TropicalRoo Hatching

    Jul 27, 2008
    Tropicalchicken ordered 30-some fertile eggs to place under 3 broody hens we have. The order included White Silkies, White RIR's, White Rocks, and Aracana/Americana mixes. The shipment disappeared somewhere in the postal service. It did eventually show up... a month or more later.

    Anyway, after the first week and a half or so, the seller shipped a second batch, this time of whatever he had available. We are not sure what all was actually in the second batch. A long story shortened, only 3 chicks hatched, 2 white Silkies and the one pictured here (named Repeat) that we have no clue as to what he is.

    Repeat was the first born, on 7/18, followed by the 2 Silkies on 7/22 and 7/23. Poor little Repeat has some obvious problems, a cross-beak and a mutant toe, but he (I say he only because he acts like one, not that we know for sure) is full of life and the 2 Silkies follow him like a pair of shadows.

    In the first photo he was a day old. The second and third photos he was 17 days old. The rest were taken today at 29 days old, as is the one with him and the Silkies (Precious and Miracle). He is not all that much bigger than the Silkies, and his wings are so long now that they can touch behind him under his tail, unlike any of the other standard size RIR's, Rocks, and Aracanas we have raised at that age.

    Any thoughts on what he may be would be appreciated.

  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    might be a EE?
  3. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

    May 18, 2008
    Central NY
    That' what I was thinking. Are his legs greenish or blackish? If greenish, EE would be a good guess. Cute little fellow.
  4. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    That looks like a Silver Laced Wynadotte to me.
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    I dunno, with the wings so long I was thinking Old English Game. But I never seen a color like that.
  6. TropicalRoo

    TropicalRoo Hatching

    Jul 27, 2008
    I appreciate all of the response. We were thinking EE to begin with also, but his continued small size and long wing length differs so much from others we have when they were his age, we decided he must be something else.

    As for leg color, they are yellow with blackish tint down the fronts and tops of his toes.

    Here is another photo from yesterday that I did not post. In this photo the sun kind of reflected off of his face, making it look a lot lighter than it really is. The rest of him looks like the photo shows, including that he looks like he is all wings:D


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