mystery chicks special

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greyartist, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. greyartist

    greyartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an "adopt me" special from Myers hatchery. They are leftovers, so all are pure breeds but no clue what breed. I do know one is an easter egger, they had that listed on the order form, I had ordered my mom 15 easter eggers and I guess it was an extra they sent. but I am not sure which one it is. Any guesses on any of the breeds would be appreciated.
    #1 is light greyish. #4 is a dark greyish




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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    #1. I'm thinking maybe an EE?
    #2. EE
    #3. Golden Laced Wyandotte
    #4. Blue Andalusian, perhaps?
    #5. EE
    #6. Speckled Sussex
    #7. Buff Orpington
    #8. White Rock
    #9. Production Red

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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    First bird--what kind of comb? What color is the skin (on the bottom of the feet). Could maybe be a blue Orpington, if that's a breed Meyers carries
    Easter egger most likely, with those legs
    Gold laced Wyandotte cockerel
    4--can't tell. something blue, looks like. Not rounded like a Orp, so Andalusian could be a good start
    5--EE? Definitley a cockerel
    Speckled Sussex
    buff Orp
    white Rock
    production Red.
     
  4. greyartist

    greyartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first one has grey feet and hard to tell on the comb this young but looks like it will be small, rose comb I guess. the blue guy is really pretty with almost black feet[​IMG]
     
  5. greyartist

    greyartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. greyartist

    greyartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyers has a Lavender Orpington, maybe the first bird since it is very light colored compared to 4. They have several BLUE breeds but none have black feet, do the feet lighten as they age?
     
  7. drumstick diva

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  8. donrae

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    You can't necessarily go by leg color. There's a dark pigment that overlays the true skin color on the legs. That first bird has dark legs, but the skin itself is either white or yellow. From what I can see around the toes, I'm thinking white (also looks pink). So, I'm thinking Orpington.

    Same for the darker blue bird, what color is the skin on the bottom of the feet?
     
  9. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think it's a Lav Orp.....pretty sure I see a pea comb, not a single. [​IMG] Plus, when mine was young, he showed an even shade of Lav and looked nothing like that. I'm almost wondering (this might not even be likely) if your baby is a Splash Ameraucana. (the slate legs, slight muffs, and specks of dark blue on the head, after all)

    About the other Blue, could we see a comb shot, please?

    ~Alex
     
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  10. greyartist

    greyartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for the delay but I am not getting notifications of replys, :(. Here is the comb of the dark chick. And after looking at pics online I think you are right on the light colored one being an Ameraucana.[​IMG]
     
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