chipmunk babies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halfwaynowhere, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    La Puente, CA
    I've discovered an overwhelming variety of breeds hatch out with chipmunk coloring. From what my mom had been told, and then passed to me, chicks that looked like that were araucanas. So we ended up with one that I know is not an EE. yellow legs. I've pretty much decided to wait it out for awhile, see how she grows up, and I'm calling her a brown leghorn for now. My other "unknown chick" was mostly black, with some brown "striping" similar to the chipmunk stripes. I had originally assumed she was an EE, as well. As I'm watching her grow up and keep her yellow legs, and have noticed that her comb is completely different from the other 3 chicks, I've decided she might be a gold laced wyandotte (I hope! I love the coloring!).
    Anyways, I'm veering off course from what I meant to be posting about. Can we compile a list of chicks that have this coloring, and some subtle differences to look out for to determine which is which?
  2. horsewishr

    horsewishr Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    West Michigan
    My GLW chick was not at all chipmunk-striped.

    My Welsummer was, though.
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Our Quail d'anver x Mille fleur d'uccle has major chipmunk stuff going on! [​IMG] It's the same color that welsummers come in, so they both look like chipmunk as chicks. Some of my mille fleur chicks have some stripes on their backs too ontop of their mink colored coats.

    That's the quail x mille fleur
  4. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    Anything duckwing will hatch out with chipmunk stripes.
  5. horsewishr

    horsewishr Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    West Michigan
    what's duckwing?
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    Quote:old english game=oeg and old english game bantams=oegb
    silver or gold duckwing pheonix also.

    others are-
    anything partridge color!!

    partridge silkies
    partridge sizzles
    partridge showgirls
    partridge rocks

    i'm tired of seeing partridge and the race stripes!! [​IMG]

    that's all i seem to hatch lately even when they r not supost to be that color and shipped in, uggg. [​IMG] i have a flock of partridge color don't need no more, rotfl.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2008

    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    I just hatched some Phoenix eggs that have the stripes just like those with a little white in there too, they have the eye liner looking stripes also. so cute!!
  8. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    Partridge and Duckwing are not the same.
    Duckwing roosters have black breasts.
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    I just hatched out Gold Laced Wyandottes, and also got them from McMurray, and they are all chipmunky.

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