Help with indentification

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by haroonshaukat, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. haroonshaukat

    haroonshaukat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I'm new here and have just hatched my first batch of eggs that I bought of eBay and were sold as mixture of breeds. I have attached se pics and need help with id, what breed are they? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Okay so it looks like you have two Welsummer chicks two Australorp chicks and maybe some Orpingtons! Wait till they are a bit older.
    :D Hope that helps!
     
  3. haroonshaukat

    haroonshaukat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. How old before we know for sure?
     
  4. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about the one in the front with the bump on his head. What kind is that?
     
  5. haroonshaukat

    haroonshaukat Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been looking at pics of wellsummer chick photos and araucana chick photos and they look the same?? They both have chipmunk stripes down their back. Also not sure if this helps but two of them with the stripes have green legs?

    I'm soooo confused :-s
     
  6. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost every time you see "Araucana" referenced online, especially from a hatchery, it's incorrect. An Araucana is a bird with tufted cheeks, (kind of like a handlebar mustache), and no tail. Hatcheries incorrectly call "Easter Eggers" Araucanas, why? I don't know. But, it's very annoying.

    If your chicks have a chipmunk stripe and green legs, do one more thing. Check their comb. If you can see well defined bumps, it's called a straight comb. If it's smoother, wider, smushed it's probably a pea comb. If it has a pea comb, you probably have Easter Eggers, which are absolutely amazing chicks. They're a breed who lays a varied egg color - you don't know what it'll be until they start laying, but more often than not it's usually a shade of blue/green.

    Congratulations!
     
  7. haroonshaukat

    haroonshaukat Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool thank you, I don't understand what you mean by comb?
     
  8. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the part at the top of her head, right above her beak, that doesn't have feathers. As the chicken grows, it also gets bigger, and it turns red when she's getting ready to lay.
     
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