Help me identify my chicks’ breeds’

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tiger Shark, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Tiger Shark

    Tiger Shark In the Brooder

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    Can anyone help me identify my chicks’ breeds. They all came from blue and brown eggs. Also if you can somehow see the gender by the coloring I would love to know. I know one for sure is a silkie but that’s it. I feather sexed them and it looks like 5 hens and 1 cockerel. I heard that feather sexing doesn’t work for some breeds but I’m hoping it holds true.

    Also here are hens and roosters that could have created them according to the seller... I hope this helps.

    HEN
    • Americauna
    • Ayam Cemani
    • Australorp
    • Black Copper Maran
    • Crested Cream Legbar
    • Easter Egger
    • Golden Laced Wyandotte
    • Rhode Island Red
    • Silver Laced Wyandotte
    • Silkie
    • White Leghorn
    ROOSTER

    • Ayam Cemani
    • Black Copper Maran
    • Jubilee Orpington
    • Chocolate Orpington
    • Rhode Island Red
    • White Leghorn
     

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  2. TwoChicksChix

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    This is my best guess, but it looks like you’ve either have an Ameraucana or and Easter Egger, a Rhode Island Red, a Creme Legbar, and Black Copper Marans.

    Though if they’re mixes I’m unsure. Black copper Marans are born with white around them and feathers in their feet, so if that one does have feathers, it most likely has BCM in its DNA. If there’s no feathers it might be an Australorp.

    The brown one with the two white stripes looks like my Legbar Chicks. The also have those same markings.

    The red one looks like a classic RIR to me.

    And the first one looks like it has the puffy cheeks, which can only come from the Ameraucana or Easter Egger on that list.

    However, my guess is that they’re all mixed, so it’s a bit harder to determine.
     
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  3. Tiger Shark

    Tiger Shark In the Brooder

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    Thank you! The red one has little stripes down it’s back.. usually those island reds are solid reddish when they’re chicks. You think it’s mixed? Also the Creme Legbar... it looks exactly like one but it has feather legs... is it a mix too? Thanks!
     
  4. TwoChicksChix

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    Most likely. We’re all the roosters and hens just mixed together? Because if so they they’ll all just mate each other with no worry.

    BCM have feathered feet, so it might be a mix with that.

    The red one with the stripes might also be a mix of a chocolate Orpington or a golden laced Wyandotte.
     
  5. cstephens1987

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    They cannot have an Ameraucana as there is no Ameraucana rooster listed and given the misspelling of the breed on the hen it casts even more doubt. Since true Ameraucana are sold by color and at high cost I highly doubt it. Also both first birds have green legs so my guess would be Easter egger and olive egger for those two.
    Again with crested cream legbar there is no roo so that can't be either.
     
  6. TwoChicksChix

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    That’s why I believe it’s an Easter Egger, I’m waiting to see if they were all mixed together. If so, they can’t have a purebred Ameraucana. It’s also more likely that the Ameraucana the guy has is an EE as well.

    I’m just stating what might be a mix into them, since it’s difficult to say at this age since they’re all probably mixed. The crested Legbar is definitely a mix, but based on the chick markings I can guess it’s a mix of Legbar and something else.
     
  7. cstephens1987

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    What color are the feet on the black/white chick. From the toe sticking out it looks more like an Australorp than a bcm
     
  8. cstephens1987

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    It doesn't matter if they were mixed together or not. If there's no Ameraucana roo there can't possibly be an Ameraucana chick. Same for the legbar

    Agreed

    Well yeah, it has to be. But that being said it's definitely mixed with something feather legged so that limits the options looking at the roos to the black copper marans I would assume although a lot of times those are clean legged
     
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  9. TwoChicksChix

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    I meant to say that they probably wouldn’t have any purebreds at all if they’re mixed.

    The only two that could be pure breeds are the RIR and the BCM, however that’s extremely unlikely given that they’re probably all mixed together.

    Depending on if the last one has feathered legs or not can let you have an insight into whether or not it has BCM in it. But that also depends on if it’s a clean BCM or feathered. Though most BCMs should be feathered, at least that’s the general standard down here in Florida.
     
  10. cstephens1987

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    I believe that is the American standard as well
     

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