Can anyone help ID these "Chipmunk" Chicks??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Momma_Cluck, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were gifted a wonderful mix of 13 Baby Bantams for Daughters 14th Birthday...

    At first were unsure-- but so far have figured out what MOST of them are: 3 Black Silkies, 4 white Silkies, 2 Sebrights, 1 Cochin (Maybe a Brahma?) and 3 that we still can't quite figure out.

    They were marked like little chipmunks when we got them.. and as they feather out, they are looking like some sort of game-birds or sparrows!!

    ANY ideas as to what they may be would be GREATLY appreciated!
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  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it might be a Speckled Sussex.
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I had banties like those. Mine grew up to look like banty-sized Welsummers, but laid creamy-white or tinted eggs:

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    They have a partridge appearance, with golden neck feathers. I could never find a real breed that fit them, so I just called them my "Banty Mutts." Very calm and cute, and reliable egg layers. I loved them, but they got beat up by the bigger chooks. I rehomed them to a neighbor who had a banty roo. I miss those tasty little eggs, but they are happy in their new place [​IMG]
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like oegbs to me. What kind of comb does the cochin/brahma have? If it's a single comb, it's a cochin, if it's a pea comb, it's a brahma.
     
  5. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much folks!

    As for our Cochin/Brahma-- his/her comb is just budding-- but seems to be a "single".

    That is her below,last 3 weeks...
    her name is Kashi-- and is the sweetest, friendliest little thing!
    Whenever we go in to visit, she tries to get on your hand and snuggle-in!

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  6. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last picture in your first post looks like my Light Brown Leghorn and she started out as a chipmunk chick. She's not a banty though.

    If ya told me 20 years ago I'd be living in the boonies, tilling cow-poo into a garden by hand and raising chickens in the house (for now).......I'd have laughed ya right out of the mall!!

    Your sig made me laugh. It was nearly 20 years ago when my boyfriend (now husband) talked about how he wanted to have a farm and I used to get so irritated with him! There was certainly no way I was going to be doing any farming!! Guess who's got a big old garden, 2 barns, chickens, and probably goats next year. : )​
     
  7. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, Kashi is a Mille fleur D'Uccle bantam!!!! They are such cute birds.

    As for the chipmunk striped ones, i would guess black breasted Old english game bantam.

    @Dangerouschicken, your hen looks an aweful lot like the bbred OEGB hens I had too, egg colour certainly matches.
     
  8. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    double posted, sorry.....
     
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  9. king2

    king2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are definately oegbs, they look like bbr (black breasted red) you can go on feathersite and see baby pictures of them. dangerouschicken you have bbr oegbs as well
     
  10. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I don't know what your chipmunk chicks are but I am uploading pics of my Speckled Sussex chick so you can compare. I also think that the feather legged chick is a millie fleur d'uccle. Here are the pics:
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