What is my mystery chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GuineaFowling, May 23, 2019.

  1. GuineaFowling

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    I hatched this little guy out from a white egg. Can anyone help identify what breed s/he might be? And also whether y’all think it’s a boy or a girl. Right now we call him a him, but I’m hoping he’s actually a she. He has purple iridescent feathers on his wings and his tail does have a bit of a greenish shine, but not nearly as much as my marans cockerel. His tail feathers are also more rounded and so are his neck feathers. He is a little younger than my other chicks but they’re all the same size excluding the silkie (but my flock is also much bigger and meatier than my sisters flock which are 3 weeks older than mine). He was hatched March 30th, so almost two months old. Also included a picture of him as a chick. He was a yellow chick and his beak started getting darker after 3-4 weeks. DE733244-FB00-4BA7-A77B-280CDF4C5112.jpeg 0432DA6B-30D6-4AFD-B735-2554DFEAC8B1.jpeg FD1DE017-27DA-4A2E-8426-935CC2EBE3C0.jpeg A879DAB6-F5BF-429B-9B84-28E40835E1C3.jpeg 6141978F-6AFC-4F97-941B-9FEE42A007FF.jpeg 8706D3FE-B99C-437D-91A2-40A2DFDF6B1B.jpeg
     

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  2. GuineaFowling

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    He also holds his tail down all the time. Kind of like my guineas, and it’s a bit long too.
     
  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Songster

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    Looks like a mixed breed to me.

    Where did you get the egg that he hatched from?
     
  4. GuineaFowling

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    I purchased from the local feed store. They sell “fertile” eggs that are laid by any pairs they have for sale. They typically have purebreds caged together, but who knows. I didn’t get a chance to take a look at what pairs they had when I purchased the eggs. I did purchase more eggs later and put them under my broody hen. All four that hatched look like Cochins.
     
  5. GuineaFowling

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    Any idea of whether it’s a pullet or cockerel?
     
  6. Gray Farms

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    Likely from a Brown Leghorn dam and something pea combed sire. Undoubtedly a cockerel.
     
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  7. GuineaFowling

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    Thank you. I was hoping he’d be a pullet. I have 3 cockerels now out of my 6 chicks :(
     

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