Chick identification help needed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HCBeck, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. HCBeck

    HCBeck In the Brooder

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    I ordered 8 chicks yesterday and one died on the way. My order was 3 Rhode Island reds, 2 Australorps, 1 barred Plymouth rock, 1 partridge Plymouth rock and 1 speckled sussex. I had thought the speckled sussex died but now I'm wondering if it was the partridge Plymouth rock. The light and dark brown striped chick above the golden buff (my neighbor gave me one of hers) is the one in question. Is she a speckled sussex or a partridge Plymouth rock?
     

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  2. HCBeck

    HCBeck In the Brooder

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    Or did one of my Rhode Island reds die? I'm seeing more stripes today on one that I thought was a Rhode Island red. I'm so confused!
     

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  3. Does the suspected Sussex have strong eyeliner/stripe back from eyes? I can't tell in your photos.
     
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  4. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    It looks like you are missing a Rhode Island red
     
  5. HCBeck

    HCBeck In the Brooder

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    Wow, I never looked at their eyes! Crazy! The one with thin stripes has one little black stripe from behind her eye. I couldn't get a good shot of her. The one with broad stripes has brown marks around her eyes (see picture attached).
     

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  6. HCBeck

    HCBeck In the Brooder

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    I think you are right! I can't believe it took me a day to tell them apart that much!
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Speckled Sussex should have white legs, RIR and Rocks should have yellow. The RIR should be more reddish in color than a SS.
     
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  8. That photo looks like a Sussex to me. Not 100% sure, but the comment above about missing a Rhode Island red would make sense.
     
  9. HCBeck

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    Here is the other one with a small black stripe behind the eye.
     

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    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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