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Breed of This Chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pyxis, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Well...chicken math struck. I went to pick up a pair of polish hens from some people who've been taking in unwanted and overcrowded chickens and getting them all back up to snuff and finding them new homes and selling them. I got the hens, and they gave me a 10 week old Easter Egger pullet for free because one of the hens I bought from them previously had died overnight, no idea why. And then I saw that they had some chicks. They don't intend to keep any chickens permanently except their pet rooster, and in the meantime enjoy the eggs from all the hens they have as they sell them. Knowing this, I asked if I could buy the chick, and they said yes. So, here she is:

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    Any idea what she is? She's from a local college's agricultural program that has several purebred breeding flocks.
     
  2. Maev

    Maev Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my welsummer chicks. But I think there are several different breeds that have that same look as chicks. The feathers coming in aren't quite the same pattern as my welsummer chicks though. Somebody else will probably come along and tell you what other breeds have chicks that look like that. Good luck!
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Thanks! Are there any other guesses?
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    No other guesses? It DOES look like a welsummer. Can anyone confirm this?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't think it's quite right for a Wellie. Several breeds start out chipmonk looking, post again in a few weeks.
     

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