Chick coloring question: chipmunk stripes? *pics*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by barnyard betty, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. barnyard betty

    barnyard betty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy, howdy, I'm curious about our mixed chicks (parents are unknown) My question is what breeds have chipmunk markings as chicks?
    I have some "chipmunk" chicks that have feathered legs and some don't and I have both light : all yellow with grey stripes, and darker: more brown/reddish with light and dark stripes and a copper one with stripes.
    And can mixes also have chipmunk stripes or only pure breeds?

    ...Also...any info on what an all-over coppery /bronze (no stripes) chick will grow up like...(color or breed) All above mentioned chicks have orange legs, although one of the copper chicks does have 5 toes...any guesses on that one too?

    Chick #1 copper stripe
    #2 light stripe
    #3 dark stripe
    #4 all copper
    #5 faint grey stripes under wings and grey spot on head

    also any guesses on the 5-toed one? (all copper as well)
    Have at it!!
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    theres no telling what they will look like since they are mixed and you have no clue who the parents are. many breeds have that chipmonk strip, ee's, oegb, four mixed chicks here (yokohama/sumatra mixes).
     
  3. barnyard betty

    barnyard betty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks hdowden...I know it's really hard to guess given the circumstances...but it's fun to play the game lol
    anyone else please please add your thoughts and guesses! anyone else have striped mystery chicks?
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  4. achiever

    achiever Out Of The Brooder

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    My EE's look exactly like that plus we have 2 that are a solid dark brown.
     
  5. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been confounded by a chipmunk chick of mine for about six weeks now. I bought it as a Welsummer, but it looks different than the confirmed Welsummers that I also bought. I did some research. A whole bunch of chickens start out with chipmunk coloration. A partial list includes Welsummers, EEs, Old English Games, Speckled Sussexes, Brown Leghorns, Phoenixes, Cornish, and a bunch of others I'm sure I left out.
     
  6. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dark Brahmas will have feathered legs and brownish chipmunk stripes--like the third bird down (not sure if that one has feathered legs or not).
     
  7. barnyard betty

    barnyard betty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hummm...the dark one (greyish brown to black) does have feathered legs...but the light one does not. So maybe he is a Dark Brahma? Not sure about the light striped one though...no feathered legs
     
  8. ket806

    ket806 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my chipmunks...
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    All of their hatch mates. I have no clue if they are mixed(guessing they are) or not.
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  9. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first chick looks a lot like Chipmunk when she was a baby. She's a New Hampshire Red. You can check out her baby pictures in my signature. I'm not positive that's what yours are though because I'm no chicken expert yet. I'm still learning. :D
     
  10. ket806

    ket806 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol I am too! We are focussing on sizzles and silkies right now lol so I haven't expanded my mind out to other breeds too much yet haha
     

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