What breed for Meyer rare breed assortment

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mejsmom1, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. mejsmom1

    mejsmom1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone give me some ideas of what these gals might be or is it way too early to start trying? 1 and 3 are rare breed assortments from Meyer Hatchery. 2 is from Meyer's bargain bin in the store. The rare breed assortment includes many types including: "others as they are added to our selection." Here is a link to their page with the types listed: https://www.meyerhatchery.com/productinfo.a5w?prodID=ARELS Chicks are one week old.
    Thanks!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Rare breed assortment Meyer
    Chick 1 Comb hard to see, possibly pea or single covered by fuzz and hard to find.
    Yellow/white underneath, black across back with yellow patches on shoulder. Wings coming in with white and black. Chick is small but not bantam.


    [​IMG][​IMG] Bargain bin Meyer
    Chick 2 Black/white chick, wings coming in black except for a few white feathers.
    Yellow/black legs, single comb. Regular size chick (as compared to my sex links).



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    Rare breed assortment Meyer
    Chick 3 Yellow chick with reddish tint on back. Regular size chick. Single comb. Peach/tan wings, with dark grey/black specks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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  3. Grub Digger

    Grub Digger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guesses based on Meyer's website:

    1. Sumatra
    2. Jersey Giant
    3. Jubilee Orpington
     
  4. mejsmom1

    mejsmom1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My thoughts had been:
    1. Sumatra
    2. Black copper maran
    3. Jubilee orpington

    But when their wings started growing in and the black chicks had white on the wings I wasn't sure. Also #3 has pale peach wings coming in rather than the browner ones on the Jubilee.
    I have looked at hundreds of chick pics including every chicken page of the Meyer hatchery catalog! I thought maybe someone more familiar with these breeds would recognize the chicks better than I have.
    I appreciate your help and am glad someone else has come with some of the same conclusions. :)
     
  5. LuvnEnglishOrps

    LuvnEnglishOrps Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this is an older post, but was curious what #3 turned out to be? I just received 5 from the rare breed assortment and 10 of the 'leanns bargain bin' and have 3 or 4 that are very similar to your #3 (its that giant nostril/comb look that throws me off). 3 are more on the reddish yellow side and one in very light yellow. I too have compared every single chick pic on Meyers site along with what seems like 498 million others trying to narrow it down. I plan to grow them all out regardless but curiosity is killing me and patience is not my strong point.
     

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