Is this a phoenix??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shchinchillas, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We placed an order with Cackle Hatchery and got a few different breeds. The sole reason we ordered was to get Phoenix Duckwings. When our order arrived, we had a letter with it apologizing for the incorrect number of chicks, and that we'd be refunded the money. When we called Cackle, they told us the Phoenix chicks did not hatch, and the batch was bad. We still had 27 chicks, and we ordered 25 so assumed they just threw in 5 extra so they could meet the shipping min.


    After everyone got home, we kept thinking that we really DID get the phoenix chicks.... am I correct in thinking this is one? We have 5 total that look exactly like this @ a week old.


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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Too soon to tell. I would imagine a Silver Duckwing would be lighter in color.
     
  3. rachiegirl

    rachiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a golden phoenix? I have some that look the same only a bit younger and Meyer only has the golden. Though I'm not certain if mine are even phoenix...mixed bag so they don't tell you what you got.
     
  4. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be interesting watching them grow, at least. At this point I'm really just wondering if they ARE phoenix. Maybe they just threw us another color instead of the duckwing, and still gave us the breed we had wanted?


    Darn hatcheries for not giving a packing list with what came! lol
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    I think there is a good possibility that it is a phoenix. The legs look to be the right color. Are they small compared to the other chicks?
     
  6. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other chicks are silkie bantams, and the largest of these guys is quite a bit larger then the silkies. The smallest of this breed is only slightly larger then the silkies.

    I'm heading up to the farm tomorrow morning, so I'll try and get more pictures.
     
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