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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sammy56, Feb 8, 2016.
Will its 11weeks old
Is it rumpless (tail-less)? (It looks like it might be, or almost is).
I think it looks like it might be an Araucana mix, which had poor humidity or temp control during hatch with the severely curled toes. If you are lucky, it might be some vitamin deficiency that a good series of Chick Saver vitamins, double dose the first 2 days, then regular for another week, might help, but chances are it was from poor hatching conditions or poor genetics, which can happen in Araucanas.
Where did you get it?
I mixed breed it it was a his father was a giant rooster and his mom was a small ordinary dwarf hen
Do u have pics of parents?
No offense, but you know far more about what went into this bird than we'll be able to puzzle out. If both parents aren't the same pure bred, the offspring is a mixed breed bird.
The most common black bird is an Australorp.
the most common white skinned birds are Orpingtons, marans and Sussex.
Beyond that, it's anyone's guess. Adding a bantam hen in the mix......
haven't a clue
It's not any breed. It's a mix by your own admission...from a very large rooster and a banty hen.
A "breed" is a carefully controlled line of genetics that have been selected over (chicken and sometimes human) generations so that the chicks look exactly like the adults, every generation. You know what you will get when you hatch a chick from 2 adult parents of that breed.
Mixing breeds produces many gene combinations that will line up in many different ways. If you take 2 pure bred adults, you can assume some characteristics from the crossing, often for your advantage (like sex links). However if you mix 2 mixed breeds the genetics take off exponentially and it is almost impossible to determine what the outcomes will be. Often you can't figure out who the adult parents were by looking at the chick.
Unfortunately, your chick may not even be normally presenting as it appears to have some genetic or hatching defaults which are affecting its appearance.
I wouldn't breed from that hen and roo combination again or check your incubation process.