mottled right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AprilW, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. AprilW

    AprilW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nearly 3 week old Cochin chick. This is mottled correct? So many of the black and yellow chicks look identical so I'm not entirely sure. lol

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  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a mottled chick to me, though I am not an expert. What other black and yellow chicks do you have? It doesn't look like a solid black or barred bird.
    Also, is it just me or does that chick look like it has an exceptionally large beak? [​IMG]
     
  3. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does look like a mottled, but i am not too certain...
    And that chick does have an exceptionally large beak [​IMG]
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, is that really an almost 3 week old chick? Here is a head shot of my LF barred Cochin- who looked alot like you chick when it was about 3 days old- at 3 weeks old and she's almost fully feathered already! Do you brood your chicks inside?
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  5. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chick appears to be black. Most black chicks have a bit of white on their stomach, head, and on their wings. Mottled chicks tend to hatch out marbled with white and black. Like this https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/312197/lil-fuzzbutts-hatched-from-bluemottie-mottled-cochin-eggs

    I suppose there is a possibility that your chick is mottled, but you will have to wait and see. Also, are you sure your chick is three weeks old, it's development makes it look like it is three days old.
     
  6. AprilW

    AprilW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes nearly 3 weeks, I received them from Ideal Poultry on February 15. They are definitely weeks not days old. :)
     
  7. AprilW

    AprilW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since it's possible the first is black, perhaps I'm wrong about my other "mottled". What do you think? Note these pics are from when they were about 2 days old. All look slightly different but I assumed they were probably mottled. [​IMG]

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  8. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those chicks really don't look three weeks old... here is a photo of my Buff Brahma mix at 2 weeks (I know, not even the same breed, but still), his wings (and the wings of the Cochin mixes I've raised) were completely feather...
    The first one looked mottled to me because of the swirl (for lack of a better word) of yellow on its neck/cheek, and the others look marbled too, but it would really help to know what other breeds (if you have other breeds) you ordered.
     
  9. AprilW

    AprilW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I can assure you that in the original photo (NOT the new ones which were taken earlier) the chick is 2 weeks and 4 days old. I received them from the hatchery in February so they are not just a few days old. :) Although I'm not really asking what age they are. I'm just curious how accurate I am at identifying coloration.
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at the earlier pics, it looks like you probably have 1 black 2 mottled.
     

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