Guess the breed? Mix or pure bred? :-D

kurby22

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I have a challenging one here! I bought 10 chicks from a breeder and she had her pure bred Orpington chicks in with her accidental mixed breed hatch (escaped hen went and got herself knocked up by 3-4 Roos while she was on vacation!). Because so many of them are similar coloring as babies, she said she wasn’t sure if this specific chick was one of the mixed chicks or I will get lucky and it’s one of her pure Orpingtons—I got them for $5/each cuz she won’t keep mixed breeds. Any guesses on what color and type of chicken s/he is? Her lines include Chocolate Orps, Mauve Orps, Splash Chocolate and Splash Mauve Orps, Frizzle and non-frizzle LF BBS Cochins, Black, Blue, Chocolate, mauve and splash marans, BBS Isbars, and Langshans. I know s/he is splash…but not sure on breed or color haha. Do any Orps have slate legs and yellow feet and yellow beaks?

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Orpingtons have pink feet, can be slate with some colors, but are not yellow.
This little one looks like it may feather in splash. I do not see any marans in it either. Lack of feathered legs rules out cochin, too. Will be easier to tell when it has feathered in completely hopefully. 😊
 

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Isbar (Silverudds Blue) should have slate legs, too. 😊
See, this is why she’s a confusing one 😆 here are better pics of her feet. Do they look yellow or pink? I feel ill equipped to determine it haha!
 

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She turned out to be a project Marans that is mauve splash! She ended up with barely feathered legged and the breeder said she’s been trying to select out the clean legs. 😍
 

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