See if you can guess breed - 2 day old rare breed chicks!

Flannery Eau

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
46
1
24
St Louis
Hi All,

I picked up my chicks yesterday from the post office! They are doing great, although one unexpectedly passed away this morning while I was away (what a difference 4 hours makes).
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I ordered 6 chickens specifically - one RIR, one Delaware, one EE, 2 Silver Cuckoo Marans, and one golden laced wyandotte.

I ordered an additional 12 of a "rare breed mix" - which could include any of the following breeds:

Golden Laced Wyandotte
Silver Laced Wyandotte
Columbian Wyandotte
Dominique
Black Jersey Giant
Silver Spangled Hamburg
Gold Spangled Hamburg
Blue Hamburg
Splash Hamburg
Black Hamburg
Delaware
Blue Andalusian
Splash Andalusian
Black Andalusian
Speckled Sussex
Dark Cornish
Ancona
Light Brown Leghorn
Buckeye
Easter Egger
Naked Neck
Partridge Rock
Light Brahma
Welsummer
Partridge Cochin
Blue Cochin
White Cochin
Splash Cochin
Black Cochin
Silver Lakenvelder
Golden Lakenvelder
Silver Laced Polish
Golden Laced Polish
Buff Laced Polish
White Crested Black Polish
White Crested Blue Polish
White Crested Splash Polish
Black Sumatra
Appenzeller Spitzhauben
Sicilian Buttercup
Exchequer Leghorn
Salmon Faverolles
Golden Campine
Buff Chantecler
Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
Black Copper Marans
White Marans
Silver Cuckoo Marans
Golden Cuckoo Marans
Blue Splash Marans
Barnevelder
Partridge Penedesenca

I will post photos of all the distinct chicks, some I have identified, others I have only a clue. If you see any that seems obvious, let me know - I would love to be able to figure it out!
 

Flannery Eau

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
46
1
24
St Louis
Chicken #1: (we'll start with an easy one)

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Totally yellow fluff with a few faint dark streaks, no feathers on the neck, one black dot on top of the head, and yellow feet.
 

Flannery Eau

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
46
1
24
St Louis
Chicken #2: I am REALLY curious about this one!

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She is all yellow with a kind of leopard print - very cool!

The thing that stinks about all of these is that EE is an option - which could look like anything!
 

SilverPhoenix

Bantam Fanatic
10 Years
Dec 15, 2009
3,105
32
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Penn Valley, CA
Hmmm, #2 is muffed but clean-footed. I'm thinking EE. Beautiful chick, though, it's probably going to be gorgeous!

#1... Naked neck! Seeing as it doesn't have feathers on the neck.
 

Flannery Eau

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
46
1
24
St Louis
Chicken #3: I have at least 2 of these - they look just alike - I call them the "skunkies"

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These ladies are as a whole dark, but have streaks of light feathers that stick out a bit - like a lion's mane. They have non-feathered, orange feet. My suspicion is Barnevelder - any ideas?
 

Flannery Eau

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
46
1
24
St Louis
Chicken #3: The most classic looking chick!

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Completely yellow, with orange feet. I am thinking this is my one Delaware.
 

Flannery Eau

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
46
1
24
St Louis
Chicken #4: I have two of these - they look like penguins!

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I am almost positive these are my two silver cuckoo marans.
 

Flannery Eau

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
46
1
24
St Louis
Chicken #5 - all these colorful variations have me really wondering!

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She has non-feathered, orange feet - I am hoping it is a Wyandotte variation - maybe the golden laced?
 

Flannery Eau

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
46
1
24
St Louis
Are muffs definitive even in day-olds? I guess I should assume all muffed chicks are EEs, seeing as none of them have feathered legs? Do some breeds have muff-looking feathers, but will grow out of them?
 

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