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Don't know what breed my baby chick is...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by boricua73, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. boricua73

    boricua73 In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2011
    Gardnerville, NV
    We got some eggs from a local lady in town for a school project my daughter is doing and out of seven eggs only one hatched, but we can't seem to figure out what breed it is. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated [​IMG] Luckily we have two ducklings to keep it company and we believe he/she's starting to believe its a duck too, LOL.


  2. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

    Jan 24, 2010
    Englewood, TN
    Hard to say with any certainty unless you have a list of breeds it COULD be.... feathers look wheatenish possibly penciled... but that is only a color. The down color is more like a Welsummer... so with these two pictures I would lean towards something like a Welsummer. Can't make out a comb... what kind does it have? It's head looks chunky... so I would also lean towards saying it will be a bigger breed. Heavy.

    Hope this helps a tad... try scanning feathersite.com and get some ideas. Warning, though... you might find yourself with a long list of breeds you want next. LOL!
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    The pattern of the feathers coming in now are a partridge or penciled pattern. I would guess Welsummer or partridge Plymouth Rock, with those bright yellow legs. Do you know what color egg it hatched out of? (just brown, or if it was speckled?)
  4. Perhaps with the puffy cheeks it is an EE/EE mix
  5. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Songster

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    If I am remembering right, my EE looked like that but with heavier eyeliner..... Cute little thing!
  6. boricua73

    boricua73 In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2011
    Gardnerville, NV
    Thank You [​IMG] I went through the breed index here for all brown egg layers and the Welsummer was the closest I came up with that the baby chick looked like at the moment, but I wanted second opinions [​IMG] I tried getting in touch with the lady that sold us the eggs as well, but haven't had much luck. Thanks again [​IMG]
  7. I agree that the coloring may resemble a we summer, but it is too heavy looking as they are typically smaller in size than what yours appears to be. If it is a welsummer, it's most likely a cross [​IMG]

    Lots of guessing without seeing the chick in person, but fun anyway [​IMG]

    Very cute BTW!

  8. waterchicken

    waterchicken Chirping

    Oct 28, 2011
    It looks familiar, like one of the chicks we hatched this year, I can safely say ours are a mix of some unknown breed [​IMG] but as for yours, I think I'll agree with Nottingham. [​IMG]
  9. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Cute chick. It looks like a welsummer.
  10. boricua73

    boricua73 In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2011
    Gardnerville, NV
    Thank you everyone.....the baby is only two weeks old so I guess I'll know for sure once he/she starts getting bigger [​IMG] I was just outside with them so I attached a picture of the baby with the ducklings [​IMG]


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