Need help recue 3 to 4 weeks thats all I know

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yolkoroo, May 9, 2011.

  1. yolkoroo

    yolkoroo Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2011
    Three chicks dropped off almost on the doorstep. Little information on this, but bantam size maybe Silkie (feathered feet extra toe banded face and tufted head), other black chick I have not a clue (some lateral leg feathers) and yellow chick maybe Cornish Cross (much bigger, eats a lot, sits a lot)

    Bantam Silkie?

    Black Chick
    black chick face

    Yellow Chick

    Perspective of three chicks

  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    1st chick is a black silkie. In the US we don't really have bantam or large fowl silkies. They are somewhere in between.

    2nd chick I'm not sure on. Was thinking probably an Australorp but with little feather stubs you might have lucked out and gotten a Black, Birchin, or Black Copper Marans.

    3rd chick is probably a little cornish cross.
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
  4. HennyPennyHenHouse

    HennyPennyHenHouse Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Third one looks like my White Plymouth Rocks.
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    3rd one, just judging by size and feathering, looks like a cornish X to me...seems like someone went to TSC and got in over their heads and needed to get out of the situation, hence you being a new-found rescuer!
  6. yolkoroo

    yolkoroo Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2011
    Thanks so much everyone. I think, as well, someone went to TSC and then thought later. Can anyone tell genders yet? I am a little uncertain of exact age, but I think 3 or 4 weeks old.... I think I heard Silkie genders are hard to ID.
  7. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    I was thinking Austrolorp also on the second chick, first is a black Silkie, do know about the third.

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