Need help ID'ing chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Emmasmom, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick was sold as a buff orpington - I'm guessing no since feathers are white? I was thinking maybe a Cornish cross or a leghorn? She is a little larger than the others. The chicks are about 2.5 weeks old. Thanks in advance for any help!
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are her legs really that greenish color? If so, my first thought is a Jersey Giant, with the straight comb and clean face. Green legs can also be an Easter egger, but they usually have pea combs and beards/muffs.

    Okay, looking at the pics again, I'm not sure that's a straight comb. She may be a clean faced EE. She's too big to be a leghorn, and they have yellow legs. On the other hand, she's too small to be a Cornish cross, and they also have yellow legs. From the size of the legs, I wouldn't have my heart set on pullet, either. Not that it's not possible to have a girl with a sturdy foundation, but those are some very thick legs!
     
  3. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help! Legs are definitely green. I had not even thought about an Easter egger being white. Can other breeds have green legs? Definitely hope it's not roo, ugh. She/he may have a little fluffiness in the cheek area.
     
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  4. fire370

    fire370 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had to guess right now, an EE roo.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like an Easter Egger, and suspiciously like a cockerel with that wide comb and thick legs.
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    X2 on junebuggena's post.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The only other white, green/willow legged breed I'm aware of right off is the Giant, but they're straight combed. White Ee are very pretty, but pretty doesn't always matter if you can't keep a rooster. Post again in a few weeks so we can see how things turn out?
     
  8. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I definitely keep you posted. Thanks to everyone for your help!!!
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     
  10. drumstick diva

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    x 3 on Junebuggena's post
     

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