What am I? (Take two...not a Delaware after all!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andora, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I posted a week or so ago and we decided these chicks might be Delawares. Since then, one chick has gotten a lot more dark feathering and I realized that Mt. Healthy--where TSC says they think the chicks came from--does not sell Delawares.

    So, what am I? Updated photos...

    Guesses on sex are welcome too.

    Just for reference, here is the list of breeds Mt. Healthy sells:

    Barred Plymouth Rock
    White Rock
    Black Australorps
    Black Sex Link
    Black Giants
    Buff Orpingtons
    Cornish Rock
    New Hamps
    Partridge Rocks
    Speckled Sussex
    Dekalb Amberlinks


    Chick #1





    Chick #2



  2. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    These are also a mystery.


    Store worker said they were sex links. Just FYI, there is no dot at all on top the head.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  3. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Byrdstown, TN
    The bottom picture looks like my Black Australorps as babies. That is a little white on the wings isn't it?
  4. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    yes there is a tiny bit of white. the chest is all black on my two, but a friend also got a black chick from the same bin and her's has a white chest.

  5. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    Hmm, I'm thinking the 1st 1 is a speckled sussex and the 2nd 1 is an Australorp. What's a Dekalb Amberlinks?
  6. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Quote:It's the wrong color for a speckled sussex. Amberlinks are another sex link.
  7. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have poured over the breed list and looked up pictures and I can't find any chick on the list that matches my white chicks. The only thing I can think of is that TSC is wrong and their chicks didn't really come from Mt. Healthy...then it could be any breed.

  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Perhaps an amberlink...

    Still look like Delawares to me and...

    My Black Sex link looked just like the one in the second post with a white middle toe (We named her White Toe) She had just the tiniest bit of red on her chest.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You have New Hampshire chicks! I had several of them.

  10. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:I thought New Hampshires were red - like a RIR ?

    If it's from Mt Healthy (where my feedstore gets their chicks, too) I'd guess it's a cockerel from the red sexlinks.

    I don't recall any other chicks that looked like that once their feathers came in from Mt. Healthy.


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