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Black and white chick with a white spot on its head?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeachChics, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. BeachChics

    BeachChics Out Of The Brooder

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    I will dig out some more pictures tomorrow of when they were babies, but I have a general question. Of my mixed 25 pullets I ordered, I had several that looked basically like penguins - Black with white chests. Two had little white spots on their heads. I have been reading a ton about breeds trying to figure these little penguins out. At four weeks, the two with the spots have now grown to be mostly black with a couple of (two ) white tipped wing feathers and a little barring, black legs with pink on the bottom between the toes. They have single combs. The white spot on the top has disappeared.


    I am afraid that they might be black sex-link roos. What else hatches black and white with a spot on the head?


    Here is a top pic of them the day they arrived to show the spots - they are on the left the top and bottom chicks. I know I can get a better identification of them with the current pictures, but this is just a general question about breed identification from day-old chick markings. I'm trying to learn.

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    Thanks.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Barred Rock maybe ?
     
  3. BeachChics

    BeachChics Out Of The Brooder

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    And to answer my own question Barred rock is a possibility, right?
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    If it's a single comb I'd guess Barred Rocks.
     
  5. BeachChics

    BeachChics Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I was hoping for barred rock and not just black sex-link.

    What age does the barring pattern start to really show itself?
     
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  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Here's my 4-5 week old....

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  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Mine did not look that barred so fast WOW....
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    edited... LMAO I've lost track of time since school has let out [​IMG]

    Geesh.... I need a cheat sheet with all of their hatch dates :|
     
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  9. BeachChics

    BeachChics Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay - mine isn't nearly that barred. That isn't really 4-5 weeks is it?

    and mine has blacker feet.

    anything else look like penguin when its hatched?
     
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  10. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    We got a mystery "rare" chick in our hatchery order this year. It had a white spot on its head, so we named it Dotty of course [​IMG] . Anyway, she has turned out to be a Dominique. She is just beautiful! However she has yellow legs, not black...
     

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