Chicks from First Grade Class Project

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by argyle, May 26, 2010.

  1. argyle

    argyle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    We adopted 3 chicks from our first graders class project. Any ideas on their breed or gender?
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    Thanks!
     
  2. chickmeister

    chickmeister Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea on breed but those are really interesting looking birds. I'd love to see them fully grown. Good luck identifying them. [​IMG]
     
  3. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    WELCOME TO THE BYC ARGYLE!!!


    The possible crested breeds, since your chicks show some cresting, are Houdans (5 toes, bearded), Crevecoeurs (bearded, 4 toes & black shanks), Sultans (5 toes, feathered shanks, V comb) and Polish (bearded or non, 4 toes, clean shanks).

    Looking at the first chick, I am going to say it's a polish cross, because shank color and feather color is incorrect for a pure buff polish. The second chick I can't see shanks/feet on but I would say a gold laced polish cross. But crossed with what, though, the world may never know. [​IMG]
     
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  4. argyle

    argyle Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to you both for replying.
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  5. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both look like polish crosses. And I agree that the first has odd colored legs... and also has faint barring!
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I dont know.. but i want the one in pic #1.... [​IMG]
    They are very cute!
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There Crosses..
    I would say a cross with a Polish. The first one has a Single Comb and what looks to be Green-ish leg. A Polish would have a V - Comb with Blue legs.


    Chris
     
  8. argyle

    argyle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi again,
    I found out from the teacher that they are an Araucana mix. It will be very interesting to see how the crests turn out.

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