Trying to find the breeds of some feed store chicks...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by goathill, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. goathill

    goathill Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got three chicks that I'm unsure of the breed. I've got fairly good at telling the breed of older chickens, but these little ones have me stumped. All three were bought at a feed store, are likely from Ideal, and were organized as "Assorted Heavies". Someone at the store removed all the labels giving possible breed types, and the woman that helped me didn't really seem to know what they were. I'm not really concerned about sexing them at the moment, but if there's any insight, that'd be great. All three are about a week old.

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    Employee at the store said this guy might be a game bird of some kind. It's mostly black, with pale yellow on the face and chest, and bright white tips on the wings.

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    Feed store said might be a brown leghorn, but that it stands up too straight for a leghorn? This is a busy little bird.

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    This one looks sort of yellow in this picture, but is actually much closer to a cream color in person. The newest feathers on its wings have silver and brown tones. It's hard to tell from this picture, but there's no coloring on the legs.


    Thanks for any help/info! Sorry for the big pictures...
     
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are strickly guesses...

    #1 looks like my black australorp chick.

    #2 looks like my partridge rock

    #3 I'm not sure. Is it a bantam? If so, looks like an oegb. If not, I have no clue.

    My chicks are about the same age and also came from Ideal. Hope this helps ;)
     
  3. goathill

    goathill Out Of The Brooder

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    1) I was thinking Australorp as well, but I have another of the same age and they look nothing alike! I took the australorp from a bin marked as such, full of chicks that all looked the same.

    3) Isn't supposed to be a bantam, and it's no different in size from the other birds. All were marked "heavy". The bantams were all brooded separately at the store, and sold for a much higher price.

    Thanks for the guesses! :)
     
  4. Lapeerian

    Lapeerian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm certainly no expert, but I'd say the first one is an Australorp. I have one that looks exactly the same.
     
  5. goathill

    goathill Out Of The Brooder

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    Now I'm hoping it is an australorp! They're beautiful birds...
     

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