Newbie: Chick ID

lrlt2000

Chirping
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Apr 17, 2014
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I've been scouring the internet and questioning my several friends who have chickens--all with no good answer as to what breed one of my three baby chicks is! One friend says Barred Rock, one says Orphington, but I don't think she/he fits well within either of those.

It has markings kind of like a chipmunk on its back, and has a very prominent comb at just 4 weeks (which I'm hoping does NOT mean male, because we can't keep it in our yard). It also has noticeably green feet/legs, but my farm friend insists I would not have gotten such a "fancy" breed as a Partridge Fowl from my farm store (that was my guess as to its ID).

Here are some pics of my baby:









WDYT?
 
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Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
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Cute chick, with that comb size and color at 4 weeks I would vote it is a little cockerel, it looks a lot like a Phoenix chick with the leg color, but there are a lot of breeds that are chipmunk looking as chicks.
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Cute chick, with that comb size and color at 4 weeks I would vote it is a little cockerel, it looks a lot like a Phoenix chick with the leg color, but there are a lot of breeds that are chipmunk looking as chicks.
I agree.
 

Pele

Songster
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Feb 25, 2011
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Yep, little manly dude. Unfortunately you'll have to wait for him to feather out more before IDing him. That color pattern is the most common for chicks across multiple breeds.
 
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