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Mystery chick joined the brooder

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ABlackDogRanch, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. ABlackDogRanch

    ABlackDogRanch In the Brooder

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    I have a mystery chick and am hoping someone can identify.

    I got 18 Cornish X chicks from Tractor Supply last weekend. The other day, I found a chick outside the brooder, wandering the yard. I put it back in the broader, figuring one of the chicks Houdini-ed it's way out.

    The only thing is...it looks totally different and now there are 19 chicks total. Smaller, fully feathered, seems older? What kind of bird is this mystery chick?

    Mystery chick photos with the others for comparison below.[​IMG]
     

  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler Premium Member

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    Looks like a leghorn..... I wonder where it came from.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Probably a White Plymouth Rock or White Leghorn.
     
  4. ABlackDogRanch

    ABlackDogRanch In the Brooder

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    Lol, no idea where it came from. I find it hard to believe that both myself and the employee didn't notice a different breed and extra bird in the box, but it is possible. I've had multiple broody hen, but they weren't good enough at it to hatch chicks. They kept switching nesting boxes!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    White Leghorn.
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

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    My Coop
    White leghorn.
     
  7. ABlackDogRanch

    ABlackDogRanch In the Brooder

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    Thanks all.
     

  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Probably a White Leghorn.
     

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