Chick breed help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HuskerChickMom, May 19, 2017.

  1. HuskerChickMom

    HuskerChickMom Just Hatched

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    We had three chicks hatch and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what breeds they think they might be. The black one is pure black with black feet too! This was my first hatch so I'm just so excited they hatched!!
     

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  2. HuskerChickMom

    HuskerChickMom Just Hatched

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    The black one does have a bit of white on it's chest. Missed that on my first look.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations on your hatch!

    Where did you get the eggs? Do you have any idea of the parents?

    Lots of chicks are black, and lots of them are chipmunk.

    Without a better idea, especially if they are broody hatched from possible barnyard mixes, it is really hard to know.

    LofMc
     
  4. HuskerChickMom

    HuskerChickMom Just Hatched

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    They are a barnyard mix with possible Americaunas, Rhode Island Red, buff orpingtons, golden laced Wyandotte, silver laced Wyandotte, and Ancona. I just didn't know if there are certain markers for those breeds to look for or not.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    EE's (unless black or grey) and RIR's will give chipmunk chicks.

    Buff gold chicks

    GLW and SLW grey chicks with gold or silver secondary colors

    Ancona black.

    Black is dominant, so likely Ancona is involved in the solid black chicks.

    Completely dependent upon the other mixings as a number of them will give chipmunk chicks. Likely red based as gold with stripe.

    My guesses.
    LofMc
     
  6. HuskerChickMom

    HuskerChickMom Just Hatched

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    Thank you!! I would love an Ancona. Really wanted a SLW but maybe next time I will buy eggs from a breeder to get certain breeds. This was my and my broody hen's first hatch so I'm just so excited that it worked! She's a Silkie and I had heard they were good mothers. So far, so good
     

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