Five Mystery Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bessetti, May 30, 2016.

  1. Bessetti

    Bessetti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could anyone provide me any ideas for what breeds these cutie pies might be? Got them from the Bantam Bin about a week ago at my local Agway. All of them are feather legged. Also- if you feel so inclined- name suggestions are welcome.

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    Chick #2: Unnamed
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    Chick #3:Chipmunk (when we first got it that's exactly what it looked like!)
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    Chick #4: Aurora
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    Chick #5: Unnamed
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  2. Bessetti

    Bessetti Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely all different colors of Cochins.
     
  4. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like:
    1. Dark Brahma or Silver pencilled cochin depends on comb
    2. White Cochin
    3. (can't see legs, feathered or no?) will be a red bird
    4. Buff Cochin
    5. Red Cochin
     
  5. Bessetti

    Bessetti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay- Here is a little update. Any new gender/breed predictions?

    Chick #1- Sophia- Roo
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    Chick #2- Zest- Female White Cochin:
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    Chick #3-Chipmink- Female:
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    Chick #4- Aurora- Buff Cochin Roo:
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    Chick #5- Ginger- Red Cochin Female:
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  6. Indyshent

    Indyshent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your "roos" may yet surprise you and be pullets after all, but don't put money on it. Better bet it to look for pointy feathers in the hackle and saddle. All chicks look to be Cochins: silver-laced, white, partridge (watch for black feathers on the chest as this one develops, but I'm suspecting it's a girl), buff and red.

    With most breeds, sexing is easily done by watching who gets butt feathers and how stiff they are. Boys usually have shapeless bums without a lot of stiff feathers, and they tend to take a long time getting any butt feathers. However, I've noticed that slower growing breeds like Brahmas and Cochins are often on the slow end of this for both genders and often give false roo IDs. With the silver-laced at the top, watch for broader white patches on the shoulders.
     

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