My Mystery chick is growing up

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SChunn, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. SChunn

    SChunn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help identifying this guy. I know that he is a roo, he's my first to crow. As a chick he had the chipmunk pattern and then he looked a little barnvelderish. Now I have no clue. I'm thinking he may be a mix of something. Any ideas? The second pic is a little blurry but it shows his color pattern pretty good. He is 4 1/2 months old.
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  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Could he be a welsummer?
     
  3. SChunn

    SChunn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two more pics. One at about 1 week and again at about 7 weeks. Welsummer was one suggestion I got when I posted the picture of him at a week old, but he's changed so much I really don't know.


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  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a barnevelder.

    Welsummers don't have lacing or red leakage thought the rest of their bodies, and their hackles are completely red. They also have larger combs.
     
  5. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barnevelder
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    At first I was going to say Partridge Rock... but no, looks Barnevelder.
     
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  7. newchicktochicks33

    newchicktochicks33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barnevelder. They are very sweet birds!
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    snipercp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. SChunn

    SChunn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm good with barnvelder, but he's my only one. I have 6 roos and will have to narrow it down a bit in the spring. I have three breeds I'm working with, wyandottes, LF polish and barred rocks. Maybe I can throw him in with my cochins for the next generation of layers.
     

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