Guesses on breed? Just for fun!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abserbean, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. abserbean

    abserbean Songster

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    I have three little chicks that we hatched out a week ago. They are from a free range flock, so very well may be mixed breeds. It is also probably too early too tell for sure, so just looking for some guesses. Thanks for looking!
    Chick #1, Sunny, hatched from either a green egg or dark brown. I thought at first she was an EE, but the legs are yellow and she is huge! I'm now thinking she came from the brown egg, and is either a welsummer or welsummer cross. She weighs almost twice what the other two chicks weight. Any guesses?
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    Chick #2, Ace, seems to have small cheek poufs, legs are darker/slate, probably EE, possible OE. Either from a green or dark brown egg.
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    Chick #3, Tiny, hatched out of a white egg. No clues on parentage. Small chick, very fast, mostly grey with some brown/cream areas.
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    Any thoughts? They may just be barn yard mixes, although I do know that the hens and roos she has together are all pure bred, but there are many breeds all mixed together.
     
  2. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chirping

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    the first one has chipmunk marking which makes me thing a rhode bar but im not sure
    the second one is tuff possibly a maran
    the third have never seen anything like it in my life good luck on the breeds :)
     
  3. abserbean

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    Thanks for the guess! Here is a pic of them together, to show the size diff. And I am clueless on the last one too!
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  4. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chirping

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    lol good luck on ur breeds and hope they turn out to be wonderful
     
  5. abserbean

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    I'm now actually thinking that the big chick, Sunny, was tricking me and actually came from a white egg. If she is from a white egg, then based on her very precise chipmunk pattern, the feathers coming in, and her large size, I think she may be a brown leghorn or brown leghorn cross.
    I'm still leaning towards EE or an EE x marans cross (OE) for Ace, I'm fairly certain she came from the green egg.
    And I still have absolutely no idea about Tiny, if Sunny was from the white egg than she came from the dark brown, but she doesn't look like a marans or marans cross to me. I know the dark brown egg was from a BCM hen, I'm just not sure that could possibly be her mom.
    Hatching under a broody makes it more difficult, b/e I can't be certain or which egg everyone came from!
    I'll add some more pics in another week when they have more feathers.
     

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