What breed is this chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sphinx, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea what this chick could be. I believe it's a pullet. Hatched out of a light brown egg.

    It is supposed to be a golden laced wyandotte, but I can pretty safely assume that's NOT what it is. I'm not even convinced it's part GLW. It is very, very close to 6 weeks old.

    What do you think? Do you think it's a pullet, as I do? What breed would you guess?
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  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    looks like a poor quality gold lace... I am also thinking pullets...
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, I like that I got the bonus gender check on the other chick. I'm hoping for pullet for both. I already rehomed their brothers, who had much more obvious combs and wattles. The darker chick has some wattles, but nothing like their brothers, so I'm hoping for two pullets.

    The back one I feel is a GLW, but I'm certain it's not show quality. I didn't pay for it, and was not promised that, so I'm happy as long as it is identifiable as a GLW.

    It's the brownish hen that I question.
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The darker one is a GLW, hatchery quality (ie poor lacing). She may surprise you and fill out nicer lacing when she's fully mature however.

    The lighter one is a production red. I don't see any signs of roo-ness yet. She'll bury you in eggs when she gears up for laying
     
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pele, she was a pale yellow when hatched- I thought production reds were usually more chipmunky?

    Here she was at hatch:
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  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't that the truth. [​IMG]

    The production red was bred to be a smaller, friendlier version of the Rhode Island Red, and to be more for egg production and less of a dual-purpose chicken.
     

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