Cornish X?? And the Free "Rare" Chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jaku, May 12, 2008.

  1. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    The first pic is of my Cornish X's. All of them look almost the same except this one. (In the middle of the pic, shown next to the others for comparison.) He has the same coloring, but with a totally different body as you can see. They are the same age, and have been fed the exact same food, living in the same brooder. Did they accidentally give me a different chick or do I just have a runt? He even has tiny legs, and is about 1/3 the size of the rest.
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    Second, can anyone identify my "rare breed" chick? White feathering with some black, and blackish feet. Any ideas why his neck is like that? It's got a permenant "S" shape to it, and sometimes his head is completely upside down. He gets around fine, but it's the strangest thing to look at. It never straightens out either.
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  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the first pic, you are right, that chick is not a cornish cross.

    Your mystery chick shouldn't hold its head like that. You might want to try adding vitamens to the water to check and see if it is a vitamin deficiency.

    Where did you get the chicks from? That might help narrow down mystery chicks breed.
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any guess as to what the "Cornish Cross" might be? As for the other, I got it from McMurray, and I've been using vitamins in the water all along. He's the only one with a problem.
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess the top pick to be a white rock, or possibly a leghorn. How old are they again?

    I am no expert, but if you have already been giving the mystery chick some vitamins, his condition may be genetic. If I had to guess what he was, I'd guess an EE, but with no degree of certainty. You might want to post a pic of him in Emergencies section and see if someone with more answers than I have responds.
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks for the info- they are three weeks old. I'll post in that section as well.
     

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