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Mystery Chick! Breed help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brookshire11, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Brookshire11

    Brookshire11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2013
    McKinney, TX
    So I had a mystery girl smuggled in with my Russian Orloff eggs.
    She hatched out of a tan/brown egg, was chipmunk patterned at hatch, but has taken on more of a grey color and has a greenish tint to her legs.
    I'm in the process of seeing what other breeds the breeder has, but until then, I was hoping for some helpful guesses.

    Here she is at 5 weeks (I know she's probably on the young side)
    Thanks in advance!

  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Yes...find out what the breeder has...my first thought was EE when you mentioned green legs, but the chick does not have any beard/muff...although EE's can not have those, unless you know EE in the background, if you don't see the beard/muff I don't jump there first....especially if Russian Orloff might have been the other side...surely that chick would have had some sort of beard/muff.

    So...thinking on partridge colored chicks...with molting down and the legs shift in color in the photos..Really hard to say.

    The breeder will be able to give you a good idea.

    Until then, my best guess is Barnevelder???? Maybe?

    Lady of McCamley
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2015
  3. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2014
    Im thinking EE.
    Or a nix.
  4. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    SE Qld, Australia

    There have been quite a few clean faced EE's popping up of late.
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    There are going to be a lot of single combed, barred feather, yellow legged, clean faced EE in the future since Cream Legbars are becoming more plentiful...

    I have a Cream Legbar/Brown Leghorn cockerel that has a single comb, barred feathers, yellow legs and is clean faced. He carries a blue egg gene, so he is technically an EE. :)
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2015
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  6. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks like that chick has a cushion comb. So maybe Easter Egger x (rose comb breed)
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    A good possibility. It definitely has the greenish legs common to EEs.
  10. Brookshire11

    Brookshire11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2013
    McKinney, TX
    Cushion comb is very likely. Especially since that's what the Russians have. It's that or a very under developed pea comb lol
    It's definitely not a single.

    I hadn't thought of that...good thought.
    She almost looks like the Legbar chick I had but...obviously she's not, since she hatched out of a brown egg
    And no crest

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