Need help IDing my mystery chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bookspryte, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Bookspryte

    Bookspryte Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2009
    Earlier this year, I placed an order through Cackle to be delivered to the local mill where I buy my feed. All was good except they sent me silkies instead of cochins. No problem. They sent the cochins with the next order. Of course, they send me an extra one and then added another 6 packing peanuts. Needless to mention, I brought home all 17.

    I've figured out most of my mystery chicks. I got a silver sebright, a EE cockerel, a pair of buff cochins and another pair of chickens that don't seem to match anything in Cackle's catalog. I'm stumped and could use some help. I think it's a cockerel and pullet, but I'm not sure. One is definitely larger than the other. Both are getting a pea comb.

    I'm going to apologize for the quality of the pictures. These guys move faster than my cheap digital camera can focus. Also, I'm wondering if the sebright is a cockerel or pullet.

    Here's the mystery bird:

    And here's the sebright:

    Thanks for your help,
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    Can't help you .. but here's a bump!

    Pretty birds!
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    sorry, no help from me either....beautiful birds though!
  4. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    sebright I think is a pullet 'cause of the small comb and wattles. the first bird is an EE pullet in my opinion.
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    How old are these birds? I'd guess EE for the first one, too, and probably a pullet for the sebright.
  6. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    I'm guessing EE on the first; you said a pea comb.

    I don't know about the Sebright--they are hen-feathered, so we'd need better pictures of the comb.
  7. Bookspryte

    Bookspryte Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2009
    Thanks for all the replies. The birds are about 5 weeks old. I'll try to get some better pics, but those little guys are quick. [​IMG]

    I have two chicks that look like the first one. One is slightly bigger than the other, both have a pea comb like an EE cockerel, but neither have a beard or green legs. I'm stumped.

    I'm hoping the sebright is a pullet. So far she doesn't have any comb at all and no wattles. All of the other chicks (mostly cochins) are beginning to show signs of some comb. Keeping my fingers crossed that she's a little girl.
  8. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Not all EE's have green legs or beards and muffs--I have two; neither have green legs and only one has a beard.
  9. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    The mystery bird is a wheaten color? Maybe you have a Amercaunia(sp).

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