What color Orpington is this chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SunHwaKwon, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    One of the feed stores had chicks yesterday - Buff Orpingtons, Australorp, and EEs. One of the Orpingtons had a lavender stripe down it's back so I grabbed it but I'm not sure what it's future coloration will be. Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Probably not Lavender Orpingtons...they don't usually sell those in feed stores. You may need to wait until it feathers out and then repost pics.
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, especially since Murray McMurray doesn't offer lavenders and that's where they get their chicks. Perhaps it's not an Orpington at all. I'll update in a few weeks with pics.
     
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    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What color are the legs? I'm betting it's an EE.
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    The legs are normal chick color - orangey yellow.
     
  7. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you send McMurray a pic and see if they have an idea.
     
  8. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    McMurray Hatchery have videos on YouTube to help identify your chicks. Just search for them, click on their name and click on Videos to see them. It looks to be a very cute chick. Hope you can solve your little mystery.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please update photo in a couple weeks. Really nice chick
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I looked at the videos and different breeds, thinking maybe it was a bonus mystery chick, as they sometimes do. No luck. It is feathering in reddish and lavender mottled on the wings. I can't decide if it will be pretty out horrendous looking lol. Of course, the initial feathering isn't always what they'll look like as adults. I'll update once more feathers are in.

    ETA it does look a little like some, but not most, pictures of blue laced red Wyandotte chicks.
     
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