New Addition to the Family...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Umbral_Necropolitan, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    ...but what is it? I went to pick up some supplies for an expectant hen with a little over a week till she has babies and saw this adorable critter. It will be the first chick I've raised rather than have the hen raise, its name is either Mist or Misty, depending on whether it is a pullet or cockerel.
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    Any ideas of what type of chicken he is?
     
  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    I have no idea, but it's a cute little feller!
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    It needs a friend! [​IMG]
     
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a self-blue something? Like Old English Game Bantam? Or does it have feathers on its legs, like a cochin?
     
  5. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It doesn't have feathers on its legs, it was in an assorted bantam bin so I'm at a loss to identify it. I would have got more than one if they had another like it, it was the only one in the bin that was gray/silvery color and also much smaller than the others. I am a sucker for runts, being one myself when I was young. By the time the other chicks hatch, which will be soon, they should be about the same size since they are not bantams... although I won't put them together till they are the similar in size/maturity.
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:It doesn't have feathers on its legs, it was in an assorted bantam bin so I'm at a loss to identify it. I would have got more than one if they had another like it, it was the only one in the bin that was gray/silvery color and also much smaller than the others. I am a sucker for runts, being one myself when I was young. By the time the other chicks hatch, which will be soon, they should be about the same size since they are not bantams... although I won't put them together till they are the similar in size/maturity.

    Then I'm guessing OEGB, self-blue in color. Never had one, though, so I'm no expert...
     
  7. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    Little guy likes to trill when he is cleaning his teddy bear.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I think I see a little EE there [​IMG]
     
  9. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious but other than the coloration what are the markers for different breeds at this age?
     
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It looks just like a Porcelain Dutch my Daddy raised. Very pretty!

    Picture of him as a youngster:
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