Need help figuring out what breed of Chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cheepies27, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Cheepies27

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    Hoping y'all scan shed some light on what these chicks might be for a friend. First two pictures is a clean leg bantam the second to they have no idea.
     

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  2. MinervaELS

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    The first one looks like a male Old English game bantam, maybe of the silver duckwing variety.

    For the second one I think better pictures without a hand covering so much of the chick would help.
     
  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I think they're both clean-legged--pretty sure I recognise the breed.
    #1 is a male Old English Game Bantam
    #2 is a female Old English Game bantam

    That's not a 100% guarantee, but that chipmunk colouration is most common in OEGBs. If they are OEGBs, they're autosexing, and the lighter, greyer one is a male. The darker one with longer eyestripes is female.
     
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  4. MinervaELS

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    Do you think the second is also a bantam, just older? I was thinking a female OEGB until I noticed the difference in size with the person's hand.
     
  5. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    You're right--I was only looking at colouration, not the size. I suppose she could be a Welsummer or an EE, or an OEG. Or just a large chick--I've seen that happen too.
     
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  6. MinervaELS

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    Out of curiosity, are the Welsummers and EEs also autosexing in the same way that OEGBs are? I would assume the full-sized OEGs would be.
     
  7. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Welsummers are autosexing, but EEs are so mixed that they don't know up from down anymore and are not autosexing.
     
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  8. MinervaELS

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    Good to know, thank you! I'm discovering all the ins and outs as I go along. :)
     
  9. sylviethecochin

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    Aren't we all?
     
  10. Cheepies27

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    You guys are awesome! I'll see if she can get better full body pictures tomorrow!
     
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