Identify this Chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LaLoomis, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. LaLoomis

    LaLoomis Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the free chick I got from MM. He is about three weeks old and is already a feisty bugger. He started out yellow and gray and his feathers are coming in black and white. He has some pretty distinct bands on his wings so far. It looks like he has a rose comb. He's a little on the small side. I'm including a picture of him next to a black austrolorp chick of the same age to show the difference in size.

    Any ideas?
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  2. KsTornado11

    KsTornado11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he a bantam? Silver sebright is my guess if he is.
     
  3. LaLoomis

    LaLoomis Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I thought he might be a bantam. He's about twice as big as two OEGBs I have though, but definitely smaller than the standard chicks.

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    I just checked Murry McMurry's chick photo for the Silver Sebright. He looked just like that. I think Silver Sebright is the winner. Thanks for the quick ID. [​IMG]
     
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  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seabeight or silver spangled hamburg
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:My guess too. Also.. It looks like you have a cockerel.
     
  6. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how can you tell?
     
  7. LaLoomis

    LaLoomis Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My guess too. Also.. It looks like you have a cockerel.

    I was thinking the same thing. I don't know anything about Seabrights but his comb has recently gotten bigger and redder, and he has always been a bit of a bully even though he's one of the smallest.
     
  8. LaLoomis

    LaLoomis Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I keep changing my mind. I just looked at the description of the silver spangled hamburg and now that seems more accurate than the seabright.

    The Hamburgs have the wing banding like my chick and are small standards rather than bantams.
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:how can you tell?

    The comb is very pink/red for a bird that age. [​IMG]

    Btw... it's Sebright. Sorry, thats a big pet peeve of mine. [​IMG]
     
  10. shaylee

    shaylee Out Of The Brooder

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    Silver sebright. :)Very cute.
     

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