D'Uccle or bantam cochin or ??

AngBantamLuv

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I got 3 - 3 day old silkie chicks from the pet/poultry store. The girl assisting me was talking over the phone to figure out how to identify them out of the mix of 100 crazy chicks running around!

So between the two of us, we found 2 that are definitely silkies (black feet, 5 fluffy toes, tiny), and one we weren't sure of, it just looked close but slightly off.

Well #3 is now 2 weeks old and what a difference! She is flying all over the cage, has some flat feathers (thought she might be a satin at first, but no).

What I thought was a possible 5th toe was actually some thick feathers coming out of her foot. I am also seeing what I *think* might be vulture hocks. She is black but I'm starting to see some mottled brown in her wing feathers. She has what sounds like a chirpy trill when I first hold her.

So I am thinking either D'Uccles or Bantam Cochin... or maybe something else? I know it is probably too young just yet to sex, but I figured breed might be a good place to start. Tried my best on the pics, but you know they sit down when you've got the perfect shot 🤣
Much appreciation in advance ❤❤
 

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AngBantamLuv

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I'm not sure but I think I see muffs on her face, which would indicate a likely d'uccle. Colouring seems about right for a mille fleur as well.
Oh I hope you're right! I initially thought D'Uccle (well after mixing her w the silkies) but everyone shot me down and said cochin. But I got two more, and they have the same poofy cheeks, same actual off the ground flying, and same pretty trill. Her color (I hope her) is changing a bit more too..
Thanks for your reply, I'm so excited!
 

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