Breed ideas?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aliciaFarmer, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. aliciaFarmer

    aliciaFarmer Songster

    303
    449
    157
    May 3, 2018
    Oregon
    I ordered a few extra chicks last week and received them in the mail, not that I needed any extra but you know how it goes. I ordered a Swedish Flower Hen that died, a Speckled Sussex and a White Cochin. This little one is supposed to be the Cochin but clearly isn't. She started out yellow last week with a little bit of gray wing coloring but now she's developing black wing patterns. I knew straight out of the box she wasn't a Cochin because she doesn't have a single feather on her legs or feet but I can't for the life of me figure out what she may be. (Or he? But I'm crossing my fingers it's a girl. My last hatch was 6 boys and 2 girls!)

    20190421_155041.jpg
    20190421_155034.jpg
    20190421_155050.jpg

    Edited to add face/comb pics...

    View attachment 1747580
    View attachment 1747581
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
    wvchickenchick311 likes this.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

    32,492
    42,433
    1,172
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Where from? Pink legs? Comb type?
     
    wvchickenchick311 likes this.
  3. aliciaFarmer

    aliciaFarmer Songster

    303
    449
    157
    May 3, 2018
    Oregon
    Meyer Hatchery. You can see her legs in the first picture, kind of pinkish yellowish. Tiny single comb. Sorry I didn't get her face better.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

    32,492
    42,433
    1,172
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I've not had a silver spangled Hamburg, so I'm not positive, but that would be my guess.
     
    aliciaFarmer likes this.
  5. aliciaFarmer

    aliciaFarmer Songster

    303
    449
    157
    May 3, 2018
    Oregon
    That's definitely a breed I've never had either so I will go check some photos to see.
     
    oldhenlikesdogs likes this.
  6. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

    1,210
    2,314
    223
    Dec 16, 2018
    west, michigan
    You just received extra of a different breed? Are you sure they don’t include males for warmth?
     
    aliciaFarmer likes this.
  7. aliciaFarmer

    aliciaFarmer Songster

    303
    449
    157
    May 3, 2018
    Oregon
    No, I ordered 3 and received 3. One died (Swedish Flower Hen) and one is the wrong breed. I just can't figure out what she is because she's definitely not a White Cochin.
     
  8. aliciaFarmer

    aliciaFarmer Songster

    303
    449
    157
    May 3, 2018
    Oregon
    @oldhenlikesdogs Silver Spangled Hamburgs appear to have gray legs and are darker as day olds, but they look similarly around the 2 week mark (not counting leg color). The wing pattern is so similar. I thought maybe Exchequer Leghorn too, but by now those are more black it appears.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

    32,492
    42,433
    1,172
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I couldn't find anything that fit what you have exactly in their book. So I took a good guess based on similar types. I definitely will be interested in seeing what it ends up being.
     
    aliciaFarmer likes this.
  10. aliciaFarmer

    aliciaFarmer Songster

    303
    449
    157
    May 3, 2018
    Oregon
    It's definitely one of the closest in their chick identification guide on their site. It'll be fun trying to figure out what she is.
     
    oldhenlikesdogs likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: