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New feather-footed chicks, what breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TexasChick09, May 2, 2012.

  1. TexasChick09

    TexasChick09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My local feed store, who gets their chicks from Ideal Hatchery, had some Bantams left over and offered them to me cheap if I would I take them home. They know I have sucker on my forehead under my bangs...lol.

    So here they are. There are 5, but my cell phone did not want to take a photo of the black one, so I have one other that is black with feathers on it's legs and yellow under it abdomen and chest, if anyone wants to take a guess at that one. The beak is black.

    These first 2 chicks seem to be the same breed:
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    This chick has very faint black/gray sort of barring, even on it's foot feathers.
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    I have a guess as to what this one is:
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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they could be Cochins, Brahmas don't have single combs. Gives it away [​IMG]
     
  3. TexasChick09

    TexasChick09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I thought the bottom chick might be a porcelain D'Uccle. You don't think it could be? I know the color is porcelain and wasn't sure Cochins came in porcelain.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The bottom one is indeed a Porcelain d'Uccle.

    The middle might be a Cochin.

    The top is hard to say. If it does get vulture hocks it is a d'Uccle though. Or a booted.

    (vulture hocks are what that d'Uccle has - feathers on hocks that are long and stiff, almost like another pair of wings or something)
     
  5. TexasChick09

    TexasChick09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Yes, the pocelain has vulture hocks. I have a Cochin that has vulture hocks as well, so I guess they can sometimes have them? What is a booted? It it just a mutt with feathers on it's feet? Sorry for all of the questions, but I have just had basic breeds and EEs for years, but this year I picked up bantams here and there for some variety (Cochins, Polish, D'Uccle, Silkies, Sebright, what I think is an OEGB bantam).
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cochins shouldn't have it but I have seen hatchery bantams with such. Booted are basically a clean-faced version of d'Uccles. They are an actual breed.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like Mille fleur and porcelain d'uccle.

    Lovely birds! I have one myself!
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    top 2 look like my brahma (need to see the comb on it) the 3rd looks more like a cochin, 4th is a porcelain d'uccle (i'm going to say pullet it on it repost for gender when they fully feather out at about 6-8 weeks of age)
     
  9. TexasChick09

    TexasChick09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for putting up with my questions!

    I'm actually sad if the D'Uccle is a hen, as I have a hen and picked up this one hoping for a roo..lol. The one time I want a roo, it will be a hen, such is life eh?
     

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