Calico princess or...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hagemt, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Hagemt

    Hagemt In the Brooder

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    Aprox 6 wks old
    Suppose to be sorted female
    Was in "rare breed mix"
    80% sure from Hoover's (girl at the store couldn't confirm as they do have several suppliers but gave me a wink when I asked about this particular group of chicks).
    As a few day old baby was light red with slightly darker red markings. Adult feathers coming in with darker red head and neck, splashed body.
    Some possible ideas: listed as possible rare breed mix chicks from Hoovers website= blue laced red wyandotte, French Wheaten maran
    Not listed as rare breed on Hoover's= calico princess
    Chick color doesn't seem right for the wyandotte.
    Picks attached. Baby chick pic also attached. 20180330_184552.jpg 20180330_184521.jpg 20180306_180249.jpg
     
  2. ashlandco

    ashlandco Songster

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    I have seen posts of chicks that look like that and people said Amberlinks? Not totally sure. Hope this helps a little:)
     
  3. Hagemt

    Hagemt In the Brooder

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    she looks a lot darker red than an amberlink, and an amberlink shouldn't have been in the rare breed mix but it might have been anyway. sometimes I guess time is the only way to tell! she's pretty regardless of what she is :)
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    It's a red sexlink pullet. Either Golden Comet, Isa Brown, Tetra Brown, or Cinnamon Queen. No way to know which for sure since they all look the same.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    None of which are rare breeds
     
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  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Red Sex Link
     
  9. bonsaiherb

    bonsaiherb Chirping

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    Seems like a breed to consider. Same Czech hybridizer who did Amethyst Gem.
    Sex-linked. Males are white, females, topaz/ light red-orange. Good layers.
     

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