gold flecks? white chest? black feet stripes? what am i?

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
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2 week old black chick with a white chest, black stripes on the legs/feet and gold flecks on the edges of each feather?

any ideas what it could be??

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spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
9 Years
Apr 7, 2010
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my first thought was a marans, but all my marans have feathered legs/feet? and i dont remember having any marans eggs in this particular batch of eggs.
 

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
9 Years
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hmmmm that could be possible i suppose u don,t know what your getting with shipped eggs...but a mix between what?

is he likely to keep the gorgeous flecks or will they fade as he gets bigger (he/she...could be either!)
 
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aussieheelr

Songster
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Jun 16, 2009
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where did you get the chick? It looks a lot like my CM/SS mix I hatched earlier this year. The brown flecks in the black feathers are what the BCM Breeders refure to as mossy, color leaking through that shouldn't be there in the pure bred. I'd bet you have a female though... so you have that goin' for you. Other than that though...
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If you have more background on the chick that could help a lot. As simple as shipped hatching eggs from a breeder or hatchery chick makes a world of a difference.
 

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
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shipped eggs from a breeder of mechelse koekoek, chabos, seramas and cochin bantams.
also in the incubator at the time was eggs from my own birds, gold cuckoo marans (only one hatched and it wsnt this chick!)chabos, araucanas and new hampshires

the only black birds the breeder had were black bantam cochins and birchin chabos.
my neighbour (who lives a bout a mile down the road) has a bcm roo.....perhaps he's been visiting?? thats the only possibility i can think of right now..but thats a heck of a distance for the roo to come?

it did not come out of a dark egg.....egg was white or pinky brown if that helps?
 
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aussieheelr

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I don't know much about the banties. I have cochin banties but never hatched her eggs, i always use her a my surrogate mama to hatch others eggs. Keep posting pictures as she grows up though, I
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chicken pictures and would love to she how she grows out.
 

RAREROO

Crowing
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Jul 22, 2009
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Could be anything. That is such a typical color when crossing a gold based bird with a bird thats extended Black or a dilution of Extended Black ( Barred, Blue, Lav, ect......)
 

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