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Anyone wanna take a stab at what this one is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peaguy, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Peaguy

    Peaguy Songster

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    4½ wekks...OOPS MAKE THAT 7 WEEKS! basically black but a very deep red (think RIR red) breast and this week the breast area is developing black "polka dots"
    Here is main pic
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    And here is a closer one of "polka dots"
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    Any ideas?

    TIA!
    Excuse the dirty washing machine top... I had just fed them and hadn't cleaned up yet! [​IMG]

    edited to correct my math on the ages! Lawd they grow fast!
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  2. Chicky Joy

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    That looks a lot like some of my black sex link chicks that are about 5 weeks. It would help if I could see the top of the head (the comb area) to make a better comparison.

    It's probably some other breed but it does remind me of my chicks. The legs are more yellow on yours though. However, mine to have legs that are a black/yellow combo. I have a few that have two black toes and one yellow toe in the middle.
     
  3. Peaguy

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    YUP, SORRY CJ the head got chopped in the photo. Just looked and realized I don't have one with a good head shot of one. I have about three of these but this one is really showing the colors None of them have much of a comb developed yet but I will try to get a good photo of one.
    Photographing chicks is difficult at best! I have YET to teach one the SIT and STAY commands! [​IMG] [​IMG] They just won't listen to me!
     
  4. punky45

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    aricana. sorry for the spelling. i have one im raising named rita. she loks alto like that chicken.
     
  5. punky45

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    it even has the same legs!
     
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    I vote for black sex-link, and if that's the case then it's most certainly a girl. The boys have barred feathers.
     
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    I'm sorta leaning towards EE with punky. Green legs.
     
  8. ya, i think its an ee.
     
  9. Its not a sex link.
    It looks rumpless, although still young, but it does have yellow legs... hmmm
    So I say Araucana or Easter Egger, probably EE.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i vote EE

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