Yellow Chick - any ideas what it might be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sazzamoore, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Sazzamoore

    Sazzamoore Hatching

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    Hello All

    Hoping someone might be able to give me some clues about what the yellow chick here might be.

    They will be a week old tomorrow, the wing feathers are starting to appear and are yellow, the legs are feathered.

    Dad is definitely a Blue Copper Maran, mum could be RIR, Buff Sussex, Laced Wyandotte, Buff Silkie cross (suspect the egg was too big for her though) - outside chance it could have been Aracana, Olive Egger or Bantam but don't think the egg was right for them.....

    any ideas welcome :O)

    thanks
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  2. Sneebsey

    Sneebsey Songster

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    It looks like single factor dominant white to me, given the blue splodges on its head. Do any of the potential mothers have any white in their plumage?
     
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  3. Sazzamoore

    Sazzamoore Hatching

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    Thank you..... only the Laced WYandotte

    this is much of the flock...... the other are RIR

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  4. boz

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    my first thoughts is a leghorn
     
  5. Sazzamoore

    Sazzamoore Hatching

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    thank you, the eggs were from my own hens though and i don't have a leghorn........ i DID and she was possible the mother of the Olive Egger....... it that a possible generation skip or doesn't it work like that?

    thanks again
     
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  6. Sazzamoore

    Sazzamoore Hatching

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    maybe a White Maran?? given the feathered leg?
     
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  7. Sneebsey

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    The mother is the hen on the far right of the photo. The dominant white can be seen in her tail, turning the black pigment you see in the other two red hens to white. She looks like a rsl of some sort.

    The white in your wyandotte is different, caused by silver.
     
  8. Sazzamoore

    Sazzamoore Hatching

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    interesting thanks so much, she is a silkie x RIR, i did't even think she was still laying........ goodness knows what the chicken will grow in to! the chick is certainly a good size, bigger than the Maran chicks

    thanks again, very interesting :O)
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Would you please post new photos at about 6-8 weeks of age, we should be able to tell alot more about the chick.
     
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  10. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    Agree with Sneebsey. Spot on.
     
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