mix of?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KWAK, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    6 chicks.
    2 completely white. feathers coming in white a few look tanish?
    2 white with black dots feathers coming in white with black dots.
    (these four have white legghorn moms.)
    2 Black with yellow/tan colored face... feathers coming in barred?
    (moms are BO.)
    Possible dads are either
    A. EE roo (avatar)
    B. Black Australorp.
    any ideas on what are what?
    hard to tell if they have beards or not. (i think the 2 white ones do?)
  2. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Songster

    Odds are that the two that are black with yellow faces have the Australorp for a papa. Barring would be unusual with that combination, though there could be some element of patterning. Chicks that are part EE often have extra-fluffy cheek feathers. I would hazard the guess that an EE/Leghorn cross could throw an all-white chick with possible stray tan feathers. The ones that are black and white could have either sire, though, at least at this point.

    Try looking at leg color. If the EE roo has green shanks, his offspring are likely to as well. And combs, too: all the other breeds in your flock are supposed to have single combs, so any chicks sporting a pea comb are offspring of the EE.

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