Just received this "assorted rare breed" and would love help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mysterychick, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. mysterychick

    mysterychick Out Of The Brooder

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    We would love your help identifying this chick we got from MyPetChicken in an "assorted rare breed" selection. We were told she would be one of this lengthy list of breeds:
    • Buckeye
    • Ancona
    • Easter Egger
    • Ameraucana (Wheaten, Blue, Black, Splash)
    • Black Sumatra
    • Andalusian (Blue, Black, or Splash)
    • Appenzeller Spitzhauben
    • Sicilian Buttercup
    • Salmon Faverolles
    • Golden Campine
    • Buff Chantecler
    • Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    • Barnevelder
    • Brahma (Buff Brahma, Light Brahma)
    • Marans (Silver Cuckoo, Golden Cuckoo, Black Copper, Blue Copper, Blue Splash, White)
    • Dominique
    • Columbian Wyandotte
    • Dark Cornish
    • Cochin
    • Welsummer
    • White Sultan
    • Polish (Assorted colors)
    • Exchequer Leghorn
    • Speckled Sussex
    • Hamburg (Assorted colors)
    • Lakenvelder (Silver, Golden)
    • Partridge Penedesenca
    • Jersey Giant
    • Blue Orpington
    • Silver Grey Dorking
    • Egyptian Fayoumi
    • Black Langshans


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    Thanks for any help you can give!!! I provided more details below when I reposted the pics.
     
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  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Your photos did not go through. Follow the link in my signature for instructions on how to upload pictures. If you have any questions, let me know.
     
  3. mysterychick

    mysterychick Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thank you I will. In the mean time I need to go photograph the chick again as we figured out that this one I first photographed was in fact one we had ordered by name and knew. So it is a different chick we now need help identifying! I will update with pics as soon as I get to her! We ordered 22 chicks and sifting through and identifying them has been a challenge, especially since we had a few surprise chicks ordered in there also.
    Thank you for the assistance!
     
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  4. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you order the chicks from?
     
  5. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the chick has five toes, it's a Silver Grey Dorking. My guesses are:

    Silver Grey Dorking
    Welsummer
    Easter Egger
    Ameraucana
    Speckled Sussex

    I'm going for Welsummer and Speckled Sussex. Those two breeds are your best bet because of the strong chipmunk coloring. It's one of those breeds.
     
  6. mysterychick

    mysterychick Out Of The Brooder

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    I am now pretty sure she is the Welsummer that we ordered. We received 22 chicks and sifting through them to identify them has been crazy. I just had this one pulled as the mystery chick but we now realize she looks like a Welsummer and we did order one of those. I can't edit my first post unfortunately. I am going to get someone here to hold the ACTUAL mystery chick so I can get some shots of her. I am genuinely puzzled on our last remaining unidentified chick. You clearly have some great skills picking out our Welsummer!!!!

    And to the poster above, we ordered from My Pet Chicken. Will upload some pics in a second and I will make sure they post properly this time too! Thank you for the help!!!!
     
  7. mysterychick

    mysterychick Out Of The Brooder

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    OK this is the chick we need identified please- still from the possible lengthy list posted above. She has a quite orange beak and pale orange feet with 4 toes and no feathers. She has a lighter belly/underside and the lights stripes down her back as you can see from the top shot with black on her back, and then the marks near her eyes. She is on the larger side compared to the rest of the group.


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  8. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two Welsummers and six Speckled Sussex so that's how I knew.

    My guesses are:

    Black Copper Marans
    Jersey Giant
    Dominique

    Those breeds are your best bets.
     
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  9. mysterychick

    mysterychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks.
    How about a Blue Amercaucana??? I have been studying chick pictures and I think possibly that is a fit? We got a Black Copper Marans with this group and that one looks different and was pretty easy to identify as the Marans.
     
  10. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not an Ameraucana - hatcheries don't have true Ameraucanas.
     

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