What breed is this little chick? UPDATE!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andora, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have two of these girls. What are they? It could be anything from the Meyer rare layer assortment.

    "Receive a mixture of Rare breeds at a fraction of the cost. Any combination, our choice of at least 3 of the following rare breeds: Golden Laced Wyandotte, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Dominique, Black Jersey Giant, Speckled Sussex, Golden Campine, Salmon Faverolle, Light Brown Leghorn, Buckeye, Golden Phoenix, Cuckoo Maran, Turkin, Silver Spangled Hamburg, Chantecler, Cochin, Standard Polish, Araucana and Welsummer."

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009

  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    Maybe an Easter Egger?
  3. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Could it be a Silver Spangled Hamburg?
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I'm going to guess it's what they are calling an Araucana; so really an EE. I'm not positive, but I don't think it has quite the right coloring for a silver spangled hamburg and it definitely doesn't match any of the other breeds listed.
  5. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    the green tinted legs do hint at EE

  6. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I really don't think it's a hamburg. How big is it compared to the rest of the chicks? Hamburgs are quite small compared to other standard-size chicks. Is it super active and scared of your hands? My hamburgs have all been very quick-moving and flighty from day one.

    It doesn't really look like any chicks that I've had. The colors on its back look like my hamburgs have looked, but its head looks all wrong. My hamburgs had a bit of yellow mixed in with their gray, but none of that dark stuff on their heads.

    Can you tell what kind of comb the baby has?
  7. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I'll check tomorrow about the comb and let you know.

    It doesn't really look like any EE I've ever had, but the legs are funny colored so maybe it is in an EE. They are very sweet, one of them fell asleep in my palm on the way home. [​IMG]
  8. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Another thought...if this is an EE, where is the beard and why are there no muffs??
  9. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Songster

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    EE, they are a mix of anything as long as they lay colored eggs, they are non-standard

  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

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