What breed is my Atwood's chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smoon, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought two sweet baby chicks from an "assorted" Atwood's chick bin for my broody hen to adopt (and she LOVES them!). Can anyone make a guess at what breed they are? I'm just curious :) one is black, one is brown. Pics below. I also bought two yellow chicks but I am assuming those are white leghorns.

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  2. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black one appears to have small muffs and a beard so I would assume that this chick would be an Americana or Easter Egger. Does the brown one have muffs and a beard? If so I would think that this one is an Americana or EE as well. If it doesn't have muffs and a beard a would guess brown Leghorn or possibly Welsummer. Good luck with these cute little guys!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The black one is probably an Easter Egger. I'm not sure about the brown one. They sure are cute!
     
  4. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am sure hoping the brown one is a brown leghorn! I need a white egg layer in my bunch! I was hoping the black one would be a copper maran :) but I love EE's too!
     
  5. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually after much time googling... it does look a lot like a black Australop chick. No feathers on legs so it's definitely not a maran.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think it is a Black Australorp also.
     
  7. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marans can have feathered or clean legs, our Maran Opal had cleanish legs until she got older and a couple more came in.
     

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