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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mama Knucker Hatch, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Mama Knucker Hatch

    Mama Knucker Hatch New Egg

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    Hi there!

    I am a newbie baby chicken owner, and I'm almost embarassed to admit that I still can't make heads or tails out of some of my order. I've got just about everybody figured out, except I'm not confident on the differences between Speckled Sussex, Ameraucanas, and Golden Campines as chicks...especially the Golden Campine.

    For some background, I ordered 10 baby chicks from Mypetchicken.com, and 12 arrived, but I know that the extras were a Barred Rock and Silkie. If my order is correct, I should have 1 Speckled Sussex, 2 Ameraucanas and 1 Golden Campine in the mix. I don't have anything that looks like the one or two pics I've seen of Golden Campine chicks.

    Anyone want to give a best guess on the following suspects?

    This girl has always been the most striking and is very friendly, flying up to my hand always when offered. Her head is much lighter than the other brown girls, but my first guess is she is an Ameraucana with those dark feet:
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    Is this little one on the top a Speckled Sussex? (one on bottom is the girl above...and what is the chick in the middle?)
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    Mystery chick...very close in appearance to the middle chick above with the eye streak.
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    Does anyone see a Golden Campine in any of these or have a picture I could view of their Golden Campine at about three weeks? Any thoughts thrown my way would be so appreciated. I hate not knowing who they are at this age!

    Warm Regards,

    Mama Knucker Hatch
     
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  2. sara

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    I don't see the pictures..
     
  3. Mama Knucker Hatch

    Mama Knucker Hatch New Egg

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    All set now...BYC didn't like Blogger...moved on to Flickr. [​IMG]
     
  4. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't get your pictures but I have two golden campines. Mine are 5 weeks old now. One major difference between my golden campines and americaunas is the leg coloring. The golden campines have blue legs. Here is some pics of mine.
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    I hope this helps! I remember when mine were younger they almost looked leopard print!
     
  5. Mama Knucker Hatch

    Mama Knucker Hatch New Egg

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    Oh interesting Judy Mae...

    Thanks for the pics. Based on your last pic, it looks like what I thought was my Speckled Sussex might actually be the Golden Campine. She has dark feet and a very similar "leopard looking" face. She's very quiet, but a speed racer when I want to catch her!

    VERY helpful. Thank you. So...three left to identify....


    New Question: Does this now become a process of elimination based on feet color? In other words the Speckled Sussex should have the pink feet and Ameraucanas should have dark feet, or is that not always the case?

    Mama Knucker Hatch
     
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  6. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have added that my golden campines are fast! Like you said about 'speed racer'. We call our golden girls road runners because they can MOVE! I didn't realize that could be a breed thing. But it might be.
     
  7. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    The Mystery chick is your Speckled Sussex. When you ask if the top chick in the 2nd to last pic is the SS, I believe that might be your Golden Campine. I forgot the rest of your questions if there was any,lol.
     
  8. Mama Knucker Hatch

    Mama Knucker Hatch New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for your help. Your info shines a light on why I was a little confused. I ordered 2 Ameraucanas, 1 Golden Campine and 1 Speckled Sussex. It looks like they gave me 1 Ameraucana, 1 Golden Campine and 2 Speckled Sussex.

    My Ameraucana is a special girl...so I hope she just lays twice as many pretty eggs. [​IMG]

    Warm Regards,

    Mama Knucker Hatch
     

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