Surprise chick in shipment

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ArizonaNessa, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I got an order of red sex link chicks. Everyone is absolutely wonderful. Everyone looks just the same, just the way they are supposed to but I have one that does not fit and I think it fell in my shipment box by mistake. I would normally assume it to be an accidental roo since I ordered all pullets. This can't be a roo and it just does not fit. I wish I had a pic to show but I do not.

    My question is what other breed has a comb like a wyandotte? This birds comb is small as a pullet should be but its different than the other birds. This comb looks like a wyandotte comb and the bird has yellow legs and feet. Clean legged. Feathering looks just like partridge but not dark. The colors are white, tan, and black in a partridge pattern. Very pretty but not a red sex link male or female. I hate having "i don't know" birds. LOL

    Any guesses?
     
  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why can't it be a roo?
     
  3. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    It is not a roo. They are old enough now that I would be able to tell the roos from the pullets and I ordered all pullets. I know sometimes a roos falls into the order but they are full feathered and have been outside for quite sometime. I just wondered what breeds it could possibly be that way I could look up pics and compare to figure it out.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Photos?
     
  5. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you order from? There are some hatcheries that will give you freebie roo as an extra "free gift" unless you specifically ask them not to. I've got a few roos that I was absolutely certain were pullets--- their combs are small yet they are crowing and mounting the hens. Some breeds don't have very distinguishable combs and they're tricky [​IMG]

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  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Vanessa, do you think it could be a diluted EE?
     
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  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Azcknldy, is there any way you can get a pic for us and upload it to BYC?
    With questions like this, it's way easier for us to help if we know exactly what the bird looks like.

    I understand if you don't have a digital camera or didn't have time... but if you can get a pic, it really would help. [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We'll need a picture to be able to help. [​IMG]
     

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