@BantamLover21, Good question. I ordered from Meyer (first time trying hatchery chicks via the mail) and I ordered late, so ended up going with a couple of specific breeds I wanted and some mysteries. I ordered eight of their Mixed Rare Breeds (which were packed as 4 male, 4 female, but I don't know anything beyond that) and eight unsexed "could be anything" (LeAnn's Grab Bag). So possibilities are limited to Meyer Hatchery birds, but that's it!
The comb is single (and a little less bright than this photo shows, I think the camera was on "vivid" setting) and as you can see, the toes are half pink, half grey (the toes actually look a lot like my Andalusian's). I hadn't thought of Blue Langshan, after looking at some photos, it does seem like a possibility!
EDIT: After looking at Meyer's site, the only Langshans I see are Black (and they're not available this spring), which makes me think it's unlikely (though perhaps not impossible if they have small #s of some chicks or breeding programs ongoing and any of those go out w/ these mix orders since they leave that possibility open in their description?).
Any idea what I should look for as the weeks pass to distinguish this one?
Do folks think there is any chance it's a cochin? If not, I think I'm going with the marans unless something new becomes apparent!
This is one of my sweetest, most docile birds at this point. In the brooder, I could never handle it because it wouldn't jump up on my hands and I tried not to force the few who weren't into taking excursions around the living room! LOL
Within a day of being in the big new coop, though, s/he's very happy to cuddle up on my shoulder or leg to roost.
This thread is old, but I thought I'd send in an updated photo to see what people think at this point, now that this chicken has grown up a bunch more! Still a marans? Any idea what kind?
I do think he's a boy (as discussed previously) but he is still super docile, gentle, not crowing, and makes a lot of contented hen-like noises. I'm waiting to see what happens when the hormones kick in!