What breed is this? Yellow chick with brownish feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kylo_Hen, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Kylo_Hen

    Kylo_Hen In the Brooder

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    I ordered all Dominques and received my order + 1 random yellow chick.
    The attached picture is at 23 days old. Is it too early to ID this chick breed? I tried to research this myself, and I’m thinking she’s either a Rhode Island Red, or a New Hampshire?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     

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  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    It's likely one of the breeds you named or a red sex link. Too early for positive ID but I'd bet it is one of those three breeds.
     
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  3. Kylo_Hen

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    Ah, sex link. I haven’t thought about this. But, that would make sense. I read on the hatchery’s site that they try to give you a chick that is closest to what I ordered, in terms of laying birds and sex. Maybe it makes sense to give me something that they’d be certain would be a female. Thanks!

    Update: Oh crap! If they are red sex link.... that means I got a male! Yellow/white = cockerel and Red = pullet.
     
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  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    It looks just like a female wheaten marans, but almost impossible to be sure at the moment.
     
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  5. Kylo_Hen

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    Ah, I may have overlooked this, but what age would IDing them be more accurate.


    UPDATE: I just google searched the chicks, and this has to be the most similar looking chick to mine that I’ve seen so far.
     
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  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    I think it will be hard to tell until they're fully feathered at around 8 weeks. Please do keep us updated, would be interested to know what she turns out to be :)
     
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  7. JedJackson

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    That would be really cool if you got a Marans as an extra. One way to help determine that is leg color. If the legs are white, then a Marans is quite possible. If they're yellow or orange, probably not a Marans.
     
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  8. Kylo_Hen

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    Good info! But darn, legs are more yellow.
     
  9. debid

    debid Crowing

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    Production red makes the most sense IMO. The meal maker is normally an excellent layer, not a show bird.
     
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  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Wait, is this a meal maker? If so, Meyer doesn't carry Wheaten Marans. :) Only Cackle Hatchery does, and most of the time their legs are feathered.

    ~Alex
     
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