Three week old chicks breed question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ambe0487, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 chicks that I believe are the same breed and are within a day of each others hatching (3 weeks old). Not sure what they are and they all seem to have different combs coming in already.
    They all have feathers on their feet, two have black feet with one white toe and the other has all white feet. Any thoughts on breed and if any clear signs on gender would be great!
    Thanks!!!

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    This one above has a dimple at the top of its comb.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't recognize them as any particular breed, they appear to be a mix perhaps, breeds with feathered legs are marans, cochins, Brahma, faverolles, silkies. Do you know where they are from.
     
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  3. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told they were Ameraucanas but I knew as soon as I saw the feet that wasn't the case.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They could be mixed with Americana, but with which breed, maybe when they are adults it might be easier to try to guess.
     
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    This was at two weeks. It's comb is much larger than I was expecting at this stage.
     
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    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched some that were also suppose to be Ameraucanas but ended up as EE's so I was hoping these would be the Am's I was hoping for. :tongue
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It could have leghorn in it, cute.
     
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    Oh, and both roo and hen have large combs in leghorns correct?
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, in the single comb varieties, I can usually tell my boys from my girls at a young age by whether the comb stays orange, a girl, or starts being pink, a rooster, girls combs don't get pink for a few months, boys will turn pink in the first few weeks.
     
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    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would make sense why it is so predominant already! That is great insight, thank you!
     

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