What kind of chick is this?

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

  1. RebekahM

    RebekahM In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone! I ordered these chicks from Meyer hatcheries, it was a grab bag of brown egg layer pullets and I just can not figure out what this one chick is. She is the only one with this white of a face, her legs and feet are yellow and unfeathered, and I am cinfused by those tips of her wing feathers being all white like that. Thank you to anyone who can help!
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Looks like an Australorp, they can initially get a few white feathers which molt out after a few months.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    I think Australorps too
     
  4. RebekahM

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    Thank you both! I am surprised to hear austarlorp bc she is one of the smallest chicks I have, the white rocks are much bigger!
     

  5. suliah

    suliah Chirping

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    My black copper marans always start with a couple of white feathers as well... could be that. I've never had australorps so I can't compare.

    ETA: Just saw the white spot on the head... I think that means it'll be barred? I'm not sure how the cuckoo gene works but maybe a cuckoo marans?
     
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  6. rebrascora

    rebrascora Crowing

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    It has yellow feet and a head spot so it will most likely be a barred bird, probably a Barred Rock.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I missed the yellow feet. What type of comb. My last silver laced Wyandotte was similarly marked.
     

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