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What is this Mystery Chick's breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FEggery, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. FEggery

    FEggery Just Hatched

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    My first mystery chick was a buttercup roo who is now 9 weeks old. The little one is 5 weeks old and because of similar coloring and leg color I thought she was a buttercup too. BUT now I see a huge difference in her comb so she can't be a buttercup, she is sporting a single comb from what I can tell. What is she?

    I am posting pics of the mystery girl and then the roo to show color similarities and comb differences.



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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The second bird pictured is not a Buttercup, but a Gold Spangled Hamburg.
    The mystery chick looks like a Campine.
     
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  3. FEggery

    FEggery Just Hatched

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    I looked up the Hamburg and I think your right, except it's probably a Golden penciled Hamburg? But he doesn't look like the roosters of either breed, he looks like their hens! He crows a LOT....

    Also the Campine is very likely! Thank you, I wasn't aware of that breed and they look a lot alike!
     
  4. chickqn

    chickqn New Egg

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    Sorry about posting here, just need help on identifying this chick, got it from a hatchery labled as a Delaware. The feathers on her wings are brown and black mottled? From my knowledge Delawares have mottled necks and black tail feathers. Any help on the breed? Or possible mixes? [​IMG][/IMG]

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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    At 9 weeks old, he's too young for male hackle and saddle feathers. Those don't usually begin to develop until after 10 weeks old. And he is definitely a Spangled, not Penciled. He's still got juvenile feathering. If he were a male Penciled, he would be more red.
     
  6. FEggery

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    Ok, I didn't know! I am excited to see what he looks like after his big boy feathers come in then.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My hatchery Delaware girls went through this same coloring. They've basically molted out of it, they're about 2 months now.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. FEggery

    FEggery Just Hatched

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    Murray McMurray doesn't breed gold spangled hamburgs. Only silver spangled or golden penciled. So I am back to thinking a pencilled Hamburg for my roo...
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

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