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Mislabeled eggs. What might we be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by grace4261, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. grace4261

    grace4261 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I ordered 12 Speckled Sussex eggs from My Pet Chicken and when they hatched this is what they look like. I know they are not Speckled Sussex. Any ideas on what they might be? I proudly hatched 11 out of 12. One died fully mature in its unpiped egg. It was positioned correctly so not sure why. I did assist in the hatch of 5 of them. Three of them are slightly smaller and less fluffy like the one in the bottom picture, and the one standing with its wings up in the crowd. Thank you in advance!
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Did you ask my pet chicken, they are on this site.
     
  3. grace4261

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    I did not. Just got verification from them that they were not Speckled Sussex. I will try asking them on Monday if they know what I received.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    There's a thread on the hatchery forum for my pet chicken reviews, a nice lady named Alex answers any questions or you can pm her.
     
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like they might be buff Orpingtons.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think buff orps too
     
  7. grace4261

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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. Looks like I am going to have to wait till they get bigger for a better idea of what they are, as there are several breeds that look basically the same. I hope they are Buff Orpington.
     
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    Here are some updated pictures at 4 weeks old. I think they must be Buff Orpington and I think the one in the middle is a cockerel. I had 3 out of 11 who look to be cockerels.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    You are correct, buff Orpingtons with the one rooster.
     
  10. grace4261

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    Wonderful. Thank you for your confirmation of my speculation! Thank you also for your earlier comment to contact Alex from MPC, which I was able to do.
     

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