What is this Mystery Chick's breed?

FEggery

Chirping
Jun 8, 2016
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Iowa
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.









 

FEggery

Chirping
Jun 8, 2016
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6
51
Iowa
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!
 

chickqn

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Aug 18, 2016
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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?
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Thank you guys for any help
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junebuggena

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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!
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.
 

FEggery

Chirping
Jun 8, 2016
28
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Iowa
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.


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

donrae

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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?
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Thank you guys for any help
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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.
 

FEggery

Chirping
Jun 8, 2016
28
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Iowa
Ok, I didn't know! I am excited to see what he looks like after his big boy feathers come in then.


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...
 

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