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No idea of my mixed breeds! Any guesses??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrsjrad, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. mrsjrad

    mrsjrad Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,

    So I've had my 5 babies hatch, I have ZERO idea of their breeds... Any experts out there want to guess??

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  2. tyukanyo

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    Sorry your pictures are not very clear, It's hard to tel with the heat lamp on.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I think you'll probably have to wait until everyone is feathered in, around 6 weeks. Keep that list of breeds, and at that point we'll have fun guessing what mixes each chick could possibly be. At this age, they change so much it's really hard to say. You could go with feathered legs, black skin and five toes are silkie mixes, but that's about it at this point. You have other feather legged breeds there, and rose combs mixed with walnut combs, so it's not easy right off to tell who came from who.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with Donrae.

    If this is mixed eggs, but pure breeds, you will be able to tell them apart...best bet is to go to the Feathersite.com and look up each breed.

    If she means mixed breeds as in roosters are running around with all those hens, then it will be very hard to tell who is who with those genetics.

    Cochins have very soft feathering (like a mop), yellow skin (very yellow if bantam), very full feathered foot, single comb, very large if full size, small if bantam.

    Silkies are smaller bantams, full feather foot, black skin, 5 toes.

    Wyandottes have yellow skin, rose comb, large build, clean legs.

    Leghorn, yellow skin, large single comb, medium build, clean legs.

    d'Uccle, bantam, with beard and heavy booted feet (feathers)

    But if you have mixes, with those genetics, it will be hard to tell who is from who as feathering and walnut and rose combs tend to be dominant, you could end up with some cushion combs which would indicate a walnut+rose heritage...but mostly a mixed breed look that will be hard to tell parentage...honestly, they wouldn't be breeds I would mix as they are a bit of cross purpose....layers with more ornamental types....very heavy types with very light types.

    Hopefully she meant a bag of mixed eggs vs. a bag of mixed breeds.

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    ...and yes...do post when fully feathered and we'll have fun trying to guess what breed mixes might have produced that bird, but it can be tricky. I still have a few barnyard mixes from grab bag eggs that I'm not quite sure of parentage. They just don't fit much of anything.

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 donrae's post
     
  8. mrsjrad

    mrsjrad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your comments!!! It's a lot of fun watching them change and grow that's for sure!!!

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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Your pics are adorable. Thanks for posting them. :eek:)
     

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