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Need help on identifying chick!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pekinfan24, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Pekinfan24

    Pekinfan24 In the Brooder

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    Hello everybody! I just got started into chicken/fowl bird keeping and so far it’s been a blast! The chicks and ducklings have been keeping pests in check and keeping themselves in check, but enough of the introduction I have this one small black and white chick which you will see in the middle of this picture and I need help identifying it as I bought 4 tractor supply chicks in each bin (sadly 1 passed away ) I think it’s an ameraucana but I could be mistaken D4C2D1C1-0E8E-4F20-95FD-2E65A94A2290.jpeg
     
  2. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    Mottled something. Can I have a side pic of it’s legs?
     
  3. Pekinfan24

    Pekinfan24 In the Brooder

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    As of right now I can’t but I’m pretty sure it isn’t mottled judging that I got it from tractor supply so if anything it’s an ameracauna
     
  4. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    It’s not, missing all of the traits, I need to know if it’s legs are feathered or not. Tractor supply has a variety of breeds, and the lack of uniformity in the patterning said mottled to me. Definitely not amerucauna.
     
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    Looks a little like our Sapphire Gens when they were chicks.
     
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    Sapphire Gems not Gens!! :barnie
     
  7. Pekinfan24

    Pekinfan24 In the Brooder

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    Half of it is covered in feathers but most of it going down to the legs is not and the mottleds normally are fully covered in feathers
     
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  8. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    Mottled's a coloring, not a breed. What you're likely thinking is mottled cochins, which do have fully feathered legs, but there are a lot of mottled birds without any leg feathers at all. (mottled Javas, for instance.) I agree with redranger that the chick looks like it's mottled.
     
  9. Pekinfan24

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    Most likely not a Java as it’s not even on the website so it’s most likely a mottled orpington
     
  10. redranger209

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    Thad make sense.
     
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