What breed are these Ideal Hatchery Bantam chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ragnarok100, May 8, 2015.

  1. ragnarok100

    ragnarok100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I bought 6 bantam chicks from our local feed store that got them from Ideal hatchery. Unfortunately I can't figure out what they are as Ideal doesn't have any real pictures, just drawings. All these chicks are 2 weeks old.

    [​IMG]This is Chinchilla (not sure of sex)

    [​IMG]The coloring is that of a blue chinchilla with cream starting to come in on his/her chest (see the first pic)


    This is Lemon Head (my husband named it!)
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    This is Nibbles. If this doesn't turn out to be a rooster I'll be surprised...this is one spicy chick. Smaller than everybody else and goes after my standard size chicks which are at least twice as big as he is.

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    This little one is Wisp. She's not white, she's the same color as my blue Cochin chick and my blue splash Maran chick. It's kind of a light bluish gray. The comb is very pink.

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    The chick in the middle and the little black one below are the last two unknowns. I thought the chipmunk one was going to be a bantam welsummer but I have a standard welsummer chick in there and they don't look anything alike. The little black one is the tiniest little chick I've ever seen. I've seen bigger sparrows. The chick is totally black with absolutely no color coming in at all. Legs are black as well.

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  2. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tough breeds! Here are my guesses:

    Chinchilla is a Self Blue Old English
    Lemon Head is tough, I want to say Crele or Cuckoo, but the chick coloration is wrong, and it should have grey-barred fathers, too.
    Nibbles is a Lemon Blue Old English
    Wisp looks like a White Old English, or Silver Blue Old English
    The chipmunk-colored chick is a Spangled Old English
    The black chick is a Black Old English

    Not entirely sure on all, but that's what I'm guessing.
     
  3. ragnarok100

    ragnarok100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think lemon head could be a Cornish? The body and head kind of look like a Cornish.
     
  4. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose it could have some Cornish in her, but pure Cornish come in the varieties Dark, White, and White-Laced Red.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  6. ragnarok100

    ragnarok100 Out Of The Brooder

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    I managed to get her into some different light...does this help identify her?



    If this is indeed a Lemon Blue (which seems likely), then can you tell if this will be a rooster or hen by the feathers coming in?
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  7. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing that maybe the chick does have some Cornish in it, the thick legs and fat body. I'm still thinking it's an Old English, since it's with the others, but there it no recognized variety with completely golden-barred plumage. Maybe there is an unrecognized variety like Golden Cuckoo or Buff-laced. Tell me how she/he turns out!

    Lemon Blue Old English cockerels and pullets have very similar plumage patterns. But the comb is large, and very slightly reddish, so I'm guessing cock.
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    I agree.
     
  9. ragnarok100

    ragnarok100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ideal only sells six types of cornish:

    The Blue cornish
    White Cornish
    Dark Cornish
    Spangled
    Blue laced Red
    White laced red

    Are any of those possibilities?

    The other breeds they put in the assortment are the Japanses, Dutch and D'anver.
     
  10. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to go with White-laced Red Cornish Bantam. The chick coloration is correct. The feathers look more barred rather than laced, but that could just be something they grow out of. The red isn't quite as red as it should, but it could be the lighting, or strain of chicks.
     

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