feed store breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chookook, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. chookook

    chookook Out Of The Brooder

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    I got these two from a feed store...they don't know exactly what the breed is. I guess the second chick is a barred breed??? The first is fairly tiny with all black legs and feathers. Please Help![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    You're right about the second, it looks like BR. To help identify the first, people are going to want to know what color the feet are -- yellow is one breed, pink is another (I forget which is which). Your description of it being "fairly tiny" leads me to think it probably isn't a Jersey Giant. [​IMG]
     
  3. chookook

    chookook Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the response. The first chick is half the size of the rest, so yeah not a jersy;) It has all black feet and legs. Not spot on it, just black feathers. The down is a little charcoal grey.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I have some EE x BR chicks- both of yours look like lots of mine!
     
  5. chookook

    chookook Out Of The Brooder

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    That's an exciting prospect. Do hatcheries send out cross breeds?
     
  6. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    Quote:Could it be a bantam? That would explain the small size...
     
  7. chookook

    chookook Out Of The Brooder

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    :)the thought crossed my mind...Just curious what breed out there is all black, black feet and legs. I can't find a banty that fits who doesn't have feathering on it's feet. Thanks for all the input!
     
  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    All black are black sex link. As the chick grows, it may get more reddish coloring. They are usually quite sweet, too. The other you have is a BR.

    Edited to Add: All black can also be Black Australorp, but if it is quite small, probably a BSL.
     
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  9. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    My DD has a tiny bantam EE that she was given. Her bill & feet are black.
     
  10. chookook

    chookook Out Of The Brooder

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    :clapUpon reflection...I think the first chick is a black sex link. I saw a picture that was twinsies. Upshot of this is I know it's a she! Thanks for all the input everyone.
     

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