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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Flannery Eau, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Flannery Eau

    Flannery Eau Out Of The Brooder

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    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). [​IMG]

    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!
     
  2. Flannery Eau

    Flannery Eau Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  3. Flannery Eau

    Flannery Eau Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    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.
     
  5. Flannery Eau

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    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?
     
  6. Flannery Eau

    Flannery Eau Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken #3: The most classic looking chick!

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

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    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.
     
  8. Flannery Eau

    Flannery Eau Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  9. Flannery Eau

    Flannery Eau Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  10. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    Quote:These chicks with the dark brown heads and "racing stripes" could be Dark cornish or Barnevelder. If they have single combs= Barnevelders or pea combs= D. Cornish [​IMG]
     

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