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Help me identify this mystery chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SamanthaLiz, May 17, 2017.

  1. SamanthaLiz

    SamanthaLiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck (named by my 2 yr old) is 6 weeks today. She was a chipmunk baby and is developing quite differently than I expected. Purchased from a local ranch store who bought all their chicks from Hoovers Hatchery. Was id'ed as a Hatchery Choice Common Layer. From photos I've seen of their breeds, it doesnt really fit a Wellsummer or a Brown Leghorn. I emailed them a picture and they guessed Cinnamon Queen, but I looked up pics and all the Cinnamon Queens I've seen have white tail feathers, are Hoover's different? I wanted to ask you all what you thought, and if it's a hen or a roo? Thanks! (Baby chick pics for reference of Duck's coloring then)
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    My guess would be Easter egger, but leg color is wrong. Are you sure it was that color as a chick? It resembles a Rhode island red now, but chick color would be wrong.
     
  3. SamanthaLiz

    SamanthaLiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I only have 6 chicks. That is definitely Duck when she was a baby.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    After looking at their website, I think maybe the hatchery is correct that it's a cinnamon queen. Yours certainly looks darker and lacks the extra white feathers, but it is the closest of what they sell.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with oldhenlikesdogs
     
  6. SamanthaLiz

    SamanthaLiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Improper combs show up in many breeds, so yours having a single comb wouldn't be unusual, especially in a breed that is basically a mixed breed to begin with. I have learned something about cinnamon queens now.
     
  8. Landon1117

    Landon1117 Just Hatched

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    I found this picture of a cinnamon queen online, and it looks kind of like Duck there.
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    I agree with the hatchery in that she's probably a cinnamon queen, and she's definitely a pullet. Beautiful hen!
     

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