New chick what is it

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SMitch0410, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. SMitch0410

    SMitch0410 In the Brooder

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    20180320_082528.jpg 20180320_082520.jpg 20180320_082513.jpg it is as Tiny as a golf ball compared to the other chicks that I got the exact same day
     
  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    its a bantam something.
     
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  3. puffypoo

    puffypoo Like Machine

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    It is a bantam. Basically a miniature chicken.
    Post again in several weeks and we might be able to tell gender and exact breed.
     
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  4. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chicken OBSESSED

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    It reminds me of an easter egger bantam, but it could be something else. There are many breeds with the chipmunk pattern, easter egger being the most common. You will be able to tell for sure what it is in a couple of weeks.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    How old is it?
     
  6. Better Than Rubies

    Better Than Rubies Crowing

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    What a cutie! But I agree with @The Golden Egg5; there are many breeds that have those markings as chicks, so it's hard to say which breed at this point, but I will guess it's some sort of Old English Bantam. :)
     
  7. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I'd like to see legs and comb, (and make sure that your chick doesn't have a muff or beard) but my current guess is Old English Game Bantam, as Better than Rubies said.

    They're autosexing, so if I am right, that bird's a pullet.
     
  8. Better Than Rubies

    Better Than Rubies Crowing

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    Oh, cool! I didn't know that. =D
     
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  9. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    In case anyone's curious about this: Males have smaller eyestripes and are less likely to have really dark lining on the headstripes. Below is a pretty good example of a male.

    Of course, it varies a little bit with different colours (you can't color-sex a white OEGB!) but with the duckwing/partridge varieties, it's pretty reliable.
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    Sorry for hi-jacking your thread, OP. Hope you enjoy the information.
     
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  10. Hickory Creek

    Hickory Creek Chirping

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    Looks like a B.B. Red Old English Game Bantam that I got last year from orschelns.
     

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