Mystery chickie...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lolalilu, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Lolalilu

    Lolalilu Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! My family is semi-new to raising chickens (haven't had any since I was a little kid). We recently got a bunch of Crested Polish chicks, mixed varieties. There is one, however, that doesn't seem quite like the others. No little "poof" on top of the head, is growing just slightly larger, and, while all the chicks are very sweet, this one wants to snuggle and hang out with us a lot. I tried to get some good shots, but the camera kind of spooked the chicks a little. I'll post the two best I have. The brown/black one is the mystery chick.

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    I know the photos aren't great, but hopefully there are some clues as to its breed. It is about two weeks old and looks much different than the little Polish chick (his/her best buddy) next to it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are your chicks large fowl or bantams?
     
  3. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a brown red ameraucana to me. I'm not an expert on the color,but she has the right leg color,and a beard on her face.

    Here's what they look like when grown-
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  4. Lolalilu

    Lolalilu Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. There is no fluff on the legs so I thought no to Bantam. Yesterday I noticed the little puffy "cheeks." I will look up the ameraucana and see how well they match her.
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam refers to the size. Not all bantams have feathered legs. In fact most large fowl breeds come in bantam size (even Jersey Giants) but there are some bantam breeds that don't have a large fowl counterpart.
     
  6. Lolalilu

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    Ohhh, OK. I always thought they all had fluffy legs (see, shows what I know). [​IMG]
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did your chicks come from?
     
  8. Lolalilu

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    They came from a country feed store that has loads of chicks every day from all varieties. We went back to try to figure out the mystery chick, but there are all new ones now and none of them look like her.
     
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  9. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an EE to me. They're all really cute.
     
  10. Lolalilu

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    Now that you mention it, I think you are right! I recall seeing a bin of EE chicks when we picked up the Crested Polish chicks. I think they were right next to each other. Googling images show a few that look exactly like her.
     

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