Couple Day Old Chick. What is it, please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FlyOverZone, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. FlyOverZone

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  2. FFFAviaries

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    Very hard to tell just by the color patterns. Based on the fact that it has muffs, my initial guess would be an Easter Egger. Was it purchased at a feed store? Local seller? Any extra information may help identify it.
     
  3. FlyOverZone

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    It was a Free "exotic" chick that came with the purchase of 15 Orpingtons from a hatchery .
     
  4. FFFAviaries

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    It has the coloring of a Silver Phoenix. Again, pretty hard to tell with the description the hatchery gave you. Maybe take a few pictures in a couple of weeks and post them, and the community will be better able to help.
     
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  5. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Looks like an EE, but too young to be certain. Post pictures again in a few weeks.
     
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  6. FlyOverZone

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    My guess from pictures on the net, is a Silver Laced Wyandotte. It's a WILD Guess based on limited internet pictures and ZERO knowledge. I'm not sure what this hatchery considers a Rare Exotic chicken, but I bet it isn't TOO rare or exotic for a FREE bird. I'll post more pictures as the weeks go on if anyone wants to test their Chick ID skills.
     
  7. FlyOverZone

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    it's about 3 weeks old now and it kind a looks like a Turkey. I think my Wyandotte guess is utterly wrong. Any better guesses than mine?

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  8. junebuggena

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    It's an Easter Egger, and a cockerel.
     
  9. FlyOverZone

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    I would be extremely disappointed if the hatchery considered an EE a "Rare and Exotic Breed"
    As well, I have Easter Eggers and I have to be honest it doesn't really remind me of an EE
    On one hand I'm Clueless with almost no experience, so you could be right.
    On the other hand I have the advantage of seeing the bird live and in person, so . . .
    The Chick is Bigger than the Orpingtons and it's legs are really unusual.
     
  10. junebuggena

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    Pea comb, fluffy cheeks, and green legs only adds up to an Easter Egger. Nothing else has that set of traits. And hatcheries consider them rare/exotic because they incorrectly label them as Ameraucana.
     

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