Breed ID please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angiadelle, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. angiadelle

    angiadelle In the Brooder

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    This is Raven. Raven hatched in September and was a solid black chick. Each new round of feathers saw Raven's hatchmates growing more colorful, but Raven has stayed solid black up until about Christmas when her legs started lightening and tiny silver snowflakes appeared on her chest feathers. She has one tail feather with a white polka dot and one wing feather that matches.

    Here is her posing pretty:

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    Her comb and wattles have just begun to get the slightest blush to them:

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    Sorry for the poopy background. The droppings board was the only place that she would hold still long enough for a picture!
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Where did you get her? My guess is that she's a mixed breed.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    She's a mixed breed bird. Crossing black birds and silver birds can easily give this same coloring.
     
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  5. angiadelle

    angiadelle In the Brooder

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    Thank you! Any guesses as to what breeds might have mixed? [​IMG]

    Wyandottes7 - I purchased a mixed lot of hatching eggs for a fun run of a new incubator. My logic was that if the hatch was bad, we wouldn't know what we had lost. Whenever the hatch started, each and every chick was a total surprise! The others in the hatch all seem very representational of their respective breeds, so I wasn't sure if she was some unique breed or a mix.
     

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