1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Mystery Chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WillowTreeHugger, May 28, 2017.

  1. WillowTreeHugger

    WillowTreeHugger Just Hatched

    3
    0
    10
    May 28, 2017
    Hello!
    We are starting our first flock and very excited, but when our chicks arrived the hatchery sent one extra which looks different from all the others. The breeds we ordered were Golden Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Wyandottes, a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, and White Leghorns. This girl (or guy?) is a mystery chick whom we've named Scooby. Any help identifying breed/gender would be appreciated!

    The chick is 2 weeks old today, when these photos were taken.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    748
    382
    141
    Apr 21, 2017
    looks like it could be an Easter Egger to me
     
  3. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    3,819
    3,269
    301
    Oct 10, 2016
    Ohio
    Looks like my RIR chick when it started feathering out.
     
  4. chicklady21

    chicklady21 Just Hatched

    49
    4
    19
    Mar 30, 2017
    Definitely a RIR
     
  5. omeomy07

    omeomy07 Just Hatched

    2
    0
    11
    Aug 16, 2016
    also could be a Rainbow, if they sell those at hatcheries. they're a mix of RIR and whatever secret breeds (for this place, anyway)

    https://www.efowl.com/shop/rainbow-chickens-hoovers/

    i got one at an Ace hardware, don't know which hatchery they got theirs from.

    but yeah it looks like both my rainbow and EE.

    edit: looking at their 3-4 week pictures it looks closer to the EE.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2017
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    80,918
    8,013
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    too young
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    11,317
    2,319
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    To young to say for sure, but it is most likely a Production Red or RIR.
     
  8. mbphotos09

    mbphotos09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    283
    26
    96
    Apr 14, 2015
    Watching Chicken TV...
    It's too young to be certain, but I would say it's a RIR or a production red. :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by