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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by upcdayz, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. upcdayz

    upcdayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would anyone out there be able to help identify what kind of chick this is? She came from an assorted pullet bin at a local feed supply store, and is about 3 & 1/2 weeks old. Rather flighty, and hard to get good photos of.

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    When you find out, let us all know!!! Seriously! A bunch of us picked up some of these "mystery" chicks at TSC. Obviously some kind of Australorp cross, but what? We a little mystified and the hatchery information is woeful.

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  3. upcdayz

    upcdayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    When you find out, let us all know!!! Seriously! A bunch of us picked up some of these "mystery" chicks at TSC. Obviously some kind of Australorp cross, but what? We a little mystified and the hatchery information is woeful.

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    Your chick at the right looks just like mine. I got two of these at Atwood's in Kingfisher, OK. When I asked what kind they were, no one knew, but referred me to Ideal Hatchery where their chicks come from. I haven't tried to contact them, but though they wouldn't be much help anyway.

    Your chick on the left doesn't look the same as the other one. Looks like you have two different kinds.​
     
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  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Oh yes, well aware. The little BR just was in the frame of the photo. [​IMG]

    I have four of these mystery chicks. I've had the traditional Black Star, (BSL) in the past, and these are not those. Obviously, this is some commercial cross, but no one yet seems to be able to identify them, nor has anyone gotten a straight answer from the hatchery supposedly behind the TSC or Atwoods sales. Someone mentioned an email from Mt Healthy hatchery stating, "Well, they are not a sex link, but they'll be "like" an Australorp". Ummm OK.
     
  5. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help you on breed, but I will say she kind of looks like a he [​IMG] "Her" comb looks awfully large for only being 3 1/2 weeks.
     
  6. upcdayz

    upcdayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, I hope she isn't a he! [​IMG] The odd thing is, both of them had tiny combs already when I got them. They were only a couple of days old then.

    Someone on another string said they look like BSL, which is what I've suspected all along. I'm OK with that, just curious to know.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Here's the thing. I've had traditional black sex links before. Just sold the last of them. They just didn't look like this year's distribution of these mysterious black pullets. Here's an updated pic of mine. I have four of these "pullets", with two looking different than the other two and none of them looking like the BSLs of the past.

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  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    upcdayz,
    Your bird looks to be a very bad hatchery Gold laced Wyandotte.

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:I was thinking this for the OPs bird, also. Wyandottes are supposed to have a rose comb and this bird has a straight comb, hence the "very bad hatchery" comment. The lacing isn't nice and pretty, either. I'm waiting to see how the lacing will be on my GLW [​IMG]
     
  10. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Two years in a row I have bought what were supposed to be Australorp pullets from Atwoods in Shawnee.
    The girls last year looked more like a cross between Australorp and Black sex link. Here is a photo of one of the grown hens. Broodie, lay great brown eggs, great mothers.

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    This year, the chicks look the same and some are more Australorp...with some staying black and a few getting the red feathering.
     

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