Please Help! What did I bring home?!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by theyogachick, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. theyogachick

    theyogachick New Egg

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    Hello All!
    I recently brought home 2 Black Copper Maran chicks.....AND 2 unidentified breed chicks. I didn't intend to, was only going to get the BCM's..... but these were the last 4 chicks, they had hatched the same day, been living together for a full 5 days [​IMG], and I just couldn't bring myself to leave the 2 little cuties behind!
    We only have experience with Silkies, so I'm not even educated enough to make a guess as to what breed they are. Any info or guesses you have would be greatly appreciated!
    Sorry if the pics aren't the best..... in these pics, both chicks are 2 weeks old. The first 2 pics are of "Pancake" (the brown / coppery one), and the 2nd two pics are of "Rosie" (yellow head w/black stripe)

    Thanks!

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  2. hennchick

    hennchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure what the "unknowns" are, but was really nice of you to take them along with the others,,, ask who you got them from, might get a better answer.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Can't help ID the chicks, but gotta love the art work in the brooder.
     
  4. theyogachick

    theyogachick New Egg

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    Just to add to my post.....The man I got them from wasn't sure what they were either.....he had ordered some hatching eggs, thinking they would all be BCM's and these 2 little ones surprised him too. They're growing fast, if we can't figure it out with this post, I'll post an update in another week or 2.
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  5. theyogachick

    theyogachick New Egg

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    Thanks! Gotta give my 3 little girls all the credit for that!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do your bcm chicks have feathered legs? if not, I'm thinking the first bird is a wheaton Marans, apparently the black coppers toss wheatons out every so often. Whatever it is, it's going to be wheaton or partridge colored.

    Second chick I have no idea, but I'm guessing some mixed colors of Marans.
     
  7. theyogachick

    theyogachick New Egg

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    Hmmmm.....I don't think they have feathered legs. They're only 2 weeks old, and they're nestled in their brooder right now so I can't really see if any feathers seem to be sprouting from their legs! Thanks for the input, I really appreciate it!
     
  8. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feather footed breeds have down on their feet when they hatch.
     
  9. theyogachick

    theyogachick New Egg

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    haha...thanks! I did notice that and definitely feel pretty stupid for not knowing.......and yes, my BCM's DO have feathered feet, the 2 unknowns do NOT [​IMG]
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    So that means your unknowns shouldn't be crop outs, or they'd have feathered legs also. Other than that, I got nothing. I'd love to see pics as they continue to grow!
     

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