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Frugaldom

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Help identifying a chick
« on: April 13, 2009, 10:47:18 pm »
 ??? Has anyone any idea of what type of chicken this might be? :-\ We thought it was a Welsummer when it hatched at first but now I'm wondering if it's been crossed with an Araucana, as it has green legs. It's about a fortnight old now and feathering up quicker than any of the others. Is there any other reason it would have green legs? I'm an absolute novice with all the breeds apart from Silkies & Araucanas, but I have chicks from both of these just now and this one looks like neither.  :dunce:

Sorry about the photo quality but it wasn't for staying still long enough to focus.
 
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carl

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 11:06:54 pm »
definitley got welsomer in there. but what else? not sure.

doganjo

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 11:31:21 pm »
It's very pretty - even at this age! ;D
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ballingall

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 11:56:35 pm »
Gold Pencilled Hamburgh bantamns look similarly marked and coloured to that when they are wee.

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Rosemary

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 08:57:25 am »
No idea but it's lovely.

Hilarysmum

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 10:32:56 am »
Its really cute, any idea of what sex?

Frugaldom

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 11:17:51 pm »
'Stripey' is 3 weeks old today and I still don't know what sex it is.  ???

A friend said she thought Welsummers would be showing black on the chest by now if it was a cockeral, but there's no signs of that on the neck or chest, still just the bright chestnut. Ever hopeful of it being a pullet as I'd love to find out if it lays green or blue eggs - would that make it an Easter Egg hen?
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Rosemary

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 04:12:04 pm »
Oh, well. In three months it will be crowing or not and you'll know then!  ;D

pikilily

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 04:49:47 pm »
if it had strong welsummer (and it was female) influence the chest would be more salmony buffy coloured, not so chectnut, and there would prob be a defined chipmonk-like stripe down the back of the head. it def doesnt look like any of my pure welsummer chicks have done. my welsummer chicks are much more muted in colour untill they areally get their adult feathers in....all welsummers should have yellow legs..HTH
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Frugaldom

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Re: Help identifying a chick
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2009, 10:03:18 pm »
Thanks for the replies. I know the chick isn't pure bred and I know there were Araucanas running with the flock, so that could explain the green legs. The black speckling is less obvious now and the chestnut colouring increasing. I have a funny feeling that 'Stripey' is a hen  ;D as it isn't as boisterous as the others and is showing very few signs of developing a comb. In fact, it's the fastest feathering of the 8 chicks that hatched at the same time. I'd love it to be a hen and lay blue eggs for me one day.  :)


He/she/it does have normal legs but decided to get up and walk away just as I took the picture.  ::)

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