update on the mystery chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by plfreitag, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. plfreitag

    plfreitag Out Of The Brooder

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    My mystery pullet is 11 weeks old today. I got pics yesterday and here they are. You can see her comb and all, thank goodness for my inexpensive but good digital camera!

    I still don't know what she is but I'm thinking along the Wyandotte line because her comb is like the Whites I have.

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    Can anyone help me out?

    I'm bummed because 3 of my 5 Marans are boys and with a total of 43 girls in the group once they're integrated I don't think 5 roos (these plus one Ameraucana and a Turken) are going to share well. We may end up eating two of them. I hate the thought, but hey...it's part of being a chicken-mama.

    Trisha in MO
     
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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Is she a pure-breed? She almost looks like a cross between a golden laced wyandotte and a black australorp! [​IMG] Very pretty girl... but I'm really not sure. [​IMG] Hope someone will help you out. [​IMG]
     
  3. plfreitag

    plfreitag Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha....the hatchery called her a "mystery chick." I have one Ameraucana with more of the lacing like a Gold Laced Wyandotte. This one is really lightly laced; the other one has more heavy lacing.

    She was a freebie along with the 5 Marans because we drove 4 hours to pick the chicks up and they had mistakenly shipped them. Unfortunately I thought all the Marans were pullets. My bad.

    Trisha in MO
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    She looks like some of my black sex links
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Also looks a LOT like my dark cornish at that age.

    Are her legs and feet very yellow? Also, is the skin yellow? If so I vote dark cornish.

    I've got 5 of them right now about a month ahead of your guy that I picked out of the 'asst pullet' bin at TSC this spring. They looked just like that chick about a month ago - with very yellow legs.
     
  6. plfreitag

    plfreitag Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have Sex Links. She doesn't look like they did. They have copper in the upper chest area and they are BLACK. Besides, their combs are a bit differerent. Thanks though.

    Trisha
     
  7. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]i vote for dark cornish , i have 3 and they are very friendly, good layers of brown eggs.
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  8. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think dark cornish as well. [​IMG] Here is a crummy pic of mine.

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  9. plfreitag

    plfreitag Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Legs are yellow but not really really yellow. I have Turkens with legs the same color. I think her skin is white. With 35 chicks in the small coop area I can't get hold of her to look. I'll have to look tonight.

    Trisha in MO
     
  10. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I agree with the Dark Cornish. She looks just like my Petunia! Her legs started out a lighter yellow, but now they are most definitely YELLOW, like the smilies. [​IMG]

    Shelly
     

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