Auction house mystery eggs. What did we hatch?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RunninWithScissorBeaks, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. RunninWithScissorBeaks

    RunninWithScissorBeaks Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2010
    NC Mountains
    We hatched 18 eggs (17 light brown, 1 white) from some random eggs we picked up at an auction. We were testing a new LG bator. The birds are 9 days old now and fit into 4 color groups. Any ideas what breeds our mystery chicks may be? [​IMG]

    #1 Black with white on top of head and belly, yellow feet.

    #2 Black and white mix, pinkish feet.

    #3 All white with a few tiny black spots, pinkish feet.

    #4 All black with faded yellow belly, black feet.
  2. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA
    Quote:#1 Dominque or Maran
    #2 ? Java
    #3 Leghorn Cross
    #4 EE (Green legs )
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  3. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    Number 4 is not an ee. It has a single comb.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:Curious, why did you rule out Barred Rocks? Dominiques have rose combs. [​IMG] Marans have pink/white legs. [​IMG]

    The first is a Barred Rock.

    The second is not a Java (wrong leg color) but a Speckled Sussex cross.

    The third is likely an Exchequer Leghorn

    The forth is not an Easter Egger, but instead a normal brown egg laying mutt. EE's are not the only breed with green legs, and EE's do not have single combs.
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    The first is a Barred Rock. Definitely not a Marans.

    The middle two, I'm not sure of.

    I would not count out EE on the last. EE's are mutts, so by definition it could have a single comb. Though it's unlikely as it has no muffs/beard. I believe it to be a mutt, none the less.
  6. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    #1 is a Barred Rock.
    #2 could be a Speckled Sussex cross.
    #3 might be a Exchequer Leghorn.
    #4 is most likely a black sex link.
  7. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2010
    Southeast NH
    Don't think 3 is an Exchequer. They look more like #2 as chicks. I would guess a white Leghorn mix. A lot of the Trader Joe's type eggs hatch chicks that color.

    #2 will be mottled, but there are a lot of breeds that are mottled. Once you're absolutely sure of the leg color things will be clearer.
  8. RunninWithScissorBeaks

    RunninWithScissorBeaks Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2010
    NC Mountains
    Thank you for all the replies!!! [​IMG] This forum has helped us so much. [​IMG]

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