Mystery Chicks??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dusky, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. dusky

    dusky Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched these three out recently from farmers market eggs (Lily's Eggs) and am trying to identify them.. They're likely higher egg production types, rhode island crosses? From my last batch from the same people, I got a rhode island roo, barred rock roo (or something similar- black and white barring), a chick that was black with light under coloring (ended up being a roo...) a white ameraucauna hen (she was yellow with stripes), some sort of white hen with very subtle generally unnoticeable speckling (yellow as a chick), and a caramel colored rooster (he was similar to the caramel colored one in this photo). Not much girl dust there. [​IMG]

    Can you guys tell what these are? The orange one is lmaybe a rhode island, the stripey one is make an ameracauna mix, and what's the caramel colored one supposed to be? Also.. how do you tell if they're female or male? I read somewhere that if they're 'spooked' females will crouch but males will stretch their necks out.. does that have any truth to it? I don't want to scare the poor peeps.

    -Mary

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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Too soon to guess on gender, but it's an adoreable pic! I'd guess the 2 with visible single combs are some kind of production cross like you think they are. The patterned one could be an EE if it has a peacomb. The bottom 2 both look a bit "cheeky" like EEs do, but don't hold your breath for colored eggs from a single combed bird.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well, the white "ameraucana" hen wasn't an Ameraucana, but an Easter Egger. [​IMG]

    And, that's what the chick in the middle is. An Easter Egger. The one on top is indeed a Production Red (hatchery quality RIR) cross, the one on the bottom looks like an Easter Egger as well.

    (easter eggers are "mutt" chickens who lay green or blue eggs, although if you got one with a single comb - it will lay brown eggs)
     

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