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Any ideas on breed or gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FloppyEaredFarm, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. FloppyEaredFarm

    FloppyEaredFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to chicken raising and got some chicks from a breeder in the area. At this time of year, she doesn't guarantee any type of breed since they are mostly out free ranging together. Breeds I know she has: Cuckoo Marans, Black Copper Marans, Welsummers, and Cream Legbars, but there could very well be others. Any guesses on this little one? The others all look like a certain breed, but I have no idea with this one.

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  2. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am gunna guess Black Copper Maran. Welsummers and Cream Legbars are chipmunk looking as chicks
     
  3. FloppyEaredFarm

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    Well I also got two other chicks that I think are Black Copper Marans and they look different than this little one. Darker gray and more feather development. This one looks different than any of the others. I am wondering if it is another breed? I'm pretty sure she had other breeds than the ones I know about. They are 11 days old if it helps.
     
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  4. FloppyEaredFarm

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    I think I remember her saying she has Orpingtons. Could it be a Blue Orpingon?
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    it looks like it will be blue in color though it is a bit to early to tell weather it is mixed or not
     
  6. FloppyEaredFarm

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    Thanks for the replies! I can't wait to see how this little one turns out!! I hope it's a girl because I am getting attached :)
     
  7. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, can't wait to find out! :)
     
  8. FloppyEaredFarm

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    When should I post another picture for more input? Meaning, how many weeks does it generally take to figure out what they are? If it is mixed, is it anyone's guess or can you usually tell by how they look?
     
  9. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster or not, it's so cute you've just got to keep it!!!
     
  10. FloppyEaredFarm

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    I know! I love this one the most. It's got almost no feather development, so it's still SO FLUFFY! All I can think of is Despicable Me where she says "it's so fluffy I'm gunna die!!" and I feel the same way :) The rest of the chicks are super cute of course, but I just love this little one. I'm considering keeping one rooster, so if it is one, this might have to end up being the keeper :)
     

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