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Mystery Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tiana Rose, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Tiana Rose

    Tiana Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    So last week when I was at the feed store they had this mystery chick. It does not look like any of the others they ordered. So of course I had to get her. But I am dying to know what she is. Anyone have any ideas? The first two picks are last week when I first got her. The third is today (she is the far left) I know she is with other chicks but it was the best one that shows her off. I wish my camera took better pics. Any suggestions? The dark stripe across her eye seems interesting and one I have not found on other chicks. Such a mystery.



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  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi,

    Would it be possible to get a photo of her in natural light? It's kind of hard to really see her with the red glow.
     
  3. Tiana Rose

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    Sure! Not sure why I did not think of that. Guess pictures do look better in the sun. Luckily it is a fairly nice day so I ran her outside for a few photo shoots. Hopefully these will help. The last pic is a close up of her wing feathers. That may give some indication of her future look?

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  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll throw a guess of brown leghorn out there. I am very much guessing though.
     
  5. N F C

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    When I first saw the reddish photos, I wondered if it wasn't a Sussex but now seeing it in the brighter light, it isn't. Maybe a Welsummer? That's my wild guess. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tiana Rose

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    hmm... very interesting. I will keep posting updated photos. Hopefully at some point we can figure out what she is. [​IMG]
     
  7. kana9

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    My Speckled Sussex chicks looked exactly like that.
     
  8. Tiana Rose

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    Really? They told me the the small one with the the stripe on her back (in the bottom picture of all of them) was a speckled sussex. I hope this mystery chicken does not turn out to be a roo.... [​IMG]
     
  9. Tiana Rose

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    So now that she is several weeks older I thought I would post more picks. I am thinking she may be a welsummer. If so, great job N F C on the guess when she was just a chick. That is amazing. What do you guys think she is?

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  10. N F C

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    Here's a photo of a young Welsummer (not my photo, I don't have one of these... YET!). What do you think, does that look like your girl?
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