Barnyard mix (have ingredients) with pics of chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JerseyFresh, May 9, 2011.

  1. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My niece hatched chicks for her science fair project (dirty eggs vs clean eggs) and I picked these four to come home with me.
    The combinations from the lady we got them from are slightly staggering...

    Hens:
    Rhode Island Red/Ameracauna mix
    Buff Orphington/Ameracauna mix
    Delaware
    Cuckoo Marans
    Barred Rock
    Golden Sexlink
    Welsummers
    Black Australorp

    Roosters:
    Golden Cuckoo Marans
    Copper Marans
    Blue-laced Red Wyandotte
    Welsummer
    Black Australorp
    Speckled Sussex
    Blue Wheaton Ameracauna
    White/Multi Ameracauna

    Does anyone have any idea what these four chicks may be ending up as (besides awesome)?

    Yellow/white chick
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    Grey chick
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    Brown chick (white dot on top of head)
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    Black chick (white dot on top of head also)
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  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first though after reading the list of possibles was: [​IMG]

    But anyway, I'm quite certain that the white chick is out of one of the Gold Sexlink hens. That's the only way to get a solid white non-Ameraucana chick out of the breeds you listed. The father has feathered legs. Probably one of the Marans.

    As far as the others... Dang, I can't help ya. [​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, I agree with the [​IMG]
    But , post pics when they feather out! I love barnyard mixes, the color combos are fun to look at.
     
  4. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I guess I can also reasonable assume the white/yellow chick is male.
    You learn something new everyday around here...
     
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  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, not necessarily. Gold Sexlinks are sexlinked only in the first generation. Your white chick has a 50/50 chance of being a male. [​IMG]

    I'm looking forward to seeing pics of all of these chicks in a couple months!
     
  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your white chick looks to have some feathering on its legs. Since the only one of the "ingredients" ([​IMG]) that may have leg-feathers would be a marans, I'm thinking it may have some of that in it. But it's white, so.... marans x delaware, white ameraucana, or golden sexlink. For sexlinks, white = male, but when crossing with another breed you can't rely on that. When I was a kid, my gold sexlink hen and black australorp roo produced a splash pullet who looked pure white when she was a chick.

    Your black chick looks like it may have some australorp or bc marans in it.

    Since the only blue parent breed they had was a blue wheaten ameraucana roo, I'm thinking that your grey chick might be fathered by one of those.

    For the brown ones, I have no idea. It'll be fun to watch what they'll grow up into. Keep us posted!
     
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