Can you identify this Packing Peanut?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JacobsRewardFarm, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. JacobsRewardFarm

    JacobsRewardFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2007
    Parker, TX
    Hi all,
    Haven't posted in a while. But that's good news. Things have been going well. I have 7 hens laying well, and 15 new girls, eight weeks old.

    But today I got my 7 Cuckoo Maran chicks from Ideal and of course, they added 3 males for warmth. Two look like Ameraucanas (they are light with the chipmunk stripes) and then this third one, which is cute as all get out, but I have no idea what he is. He's a soft chocolate brown (darker down the middle of his back), his head seems large (or extra fluffy), he has dark circles around his eyes and puffy feathers on his cheeks. In fact, I just brushed some feathers out of his eyes (will this be a problem for him?). I think his legs are brown.

    Oh, drat. It's been so long since I posted a pic, I've forgotten how. I'll keep working on it. But if you could give me some breeds to look up on feathersite, I could take it from there...

    Any guesses?

    Cindy T.
    Parker, TX

    egad - sorry the photo is so huge... :-(

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  2. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Quote:could it be a golden laced polish?
  3. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    He is adorable and looks identical to one of my Ameracauna girls when she was little. Esp. because of the cheek poofs and the coloration. She was the exact same color and has turned out to be a stunning chicken, orangey bronze and black colored. My bet is on Ameracauna. [​IMG]
  4. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Blue Ridge, VA
    I'm betting Easter Egger, Ideal doesn't actually have any Ameraucana, they just label their Easter Eggers as such.
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Easter Egger and I'll bet you it feathers out white when it grows up. [​IMG]
  6. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    I purchased my "Ameracaunas" from C.M. Estes and Cackle Hatchery, both through feed stores. Not sure if they are Ameracauna or EE, I guess I tend to use Ameracauna more when talking about these guys.

    I'm betting shades of black and bronze for his chicky!
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I just got 10 barred rock chicks and 5 Ameracauna chicks today..... He looks just like one of the Ameracauna chicks I got !!!!
  8. JacobsRewardFarm

    JacobsRewardFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2007
    Parker, TX
    Awesome, guys - thanks for the input. I'd love more EEs (I have 3 current layers that I love), although this should be a rooster, and that puts his destiny in peril. We'll see how he grows up. I'll check back in a month or so and let you know what's happening with him. I'll also check out the chicks of the other breeds you mentioned, just to see.

    At one day old, they're ALL irresistable!
    Cindy T.
    Parker, TX
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I dunno....the legs look brownish black in the pic...are they greenish? Beautiful baby though.
  10. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2008
    Northern NJ
    Adorable baby! Whatever breed it is, I love it!

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