Help me guess breeds for these crested chicks please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom2chicksandpups, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    I got some new little crested chicks and I'm trying to guess at their breeds. Ignore the orange dots on their heads. That was done by the hatchery to help sort out the cresteds from some other chicks that I ordered. They are all crested breeds, so that narrows it down a bit.

    I got 4 of these guys that are almost identical. I assume they are white-crested black Polish. Do you guys agree? I am new at this, so could be wrong.
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    These 2 little guys are nearly identical.
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    I could not get a clear pictures of 2 little guys like this, so this one is a bit blurry. They are wild and fast! Here is the best I could do, but I can try again if this does not help.
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  2. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    [​IMG] Anyone?
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    first-white crested black polish
    second-appenzeller spitzhauben
    third-houdan
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    1-white crested black polish
    2-no clue, they look blue
    3-buff laced polish and I am 100% sure of that.
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The first two seem right but the last may be a buff laced Polish...looks just like my buff laced...
     
  6. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    I was looking at pictures of Houdan chicks and all the pics I could find had darker spots on them. Mine are solid yellow. Are there any that are solid? I tried and tried to get a clear picture of at least one of the two yellow chicks, but they were constantly moving. They are definitely the most active out of that little bunch.

    I had never heard of a appenzeller spitzhauben, but looked it up and they are pretty. I saw a couple that looked similar to those 2 chicks and this just adds another possibility.

    It will still be fun waiting to see what they are, but I thought some help with early guesses might be fun.
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    yeah, I forgot that polish could be bearded or not, so if you tell us which hatchery they came from it would help [​IMG]
     
  8. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    They came from Cackle Hatchery. They don't have the appenzeller spitzhauben listed, so I'm pretty sure that's not the grayish chicks breed. Could they be Silver-Laced Polish? They look similar. I guess I won't know for sure til they start getting feathers.
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you sure? I thought I saw spitzs listed last time... [​IMG] That's weird. But no, those are not Silver Laced. The crests would be much larger and pronounced.
     
  10. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    They may have them and I just didn't look in the right place. After seeing the pictures of them, I hope they are! Pretty chickens!! I am new to this whole chicken thing, so any of you guys probably know better than I do. Mine do look like the pics I found online of appenzeller spitzhauben chicks.
     

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