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

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    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!

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    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?

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  3. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im thinking EE.
    Or a nix.
     
  4. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE.

    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. :)
     
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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

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    I agree.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x3
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    A good possibility. It definitely has the greenish legs common to EEs.
     
  10. Brookshire11

    Brookshire11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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