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Help working out breed please?

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:08 pm
by Sandrine
Hi All,

I wondered if you could help me work out which breed this little bantam chick is? I was think citron dutch but not sure,...
Various ages, from 1 day to 4 1/2 weeks on the pictures attached.

Thanks

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:38 pm
by rick
Awww! So good! No idea but that's made my day though!

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:15 am
by valeriebutterley
Sorry, no idea, lovely chick though.

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:56 am
by Sandrine
Thank you both,... Forgot to say that we have named this one Peckford… And at the minute, between this little one and the 3 Ancona chicks, pecking order is very much Peckford order!!!

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:07 pm
by valeriebutterley
Could throw a very wild guess and say bantam buff Sussex.

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 pm
by Sandrine
I thought the feathers were a little too dark for a buff sussex... But what do I know 🤭

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:44 am
by MrsBiscuit
I have no idea either, although my first thought is that it looks a bit big for a Dutch, unless thats a bantam Ancona? Its got yellow legs, so not a Sussex, at least not a pure one. I have raised buff crosses before, crossed with white birds, and the resulting plumage is that lovely dark buff, which I have heard described as cinnamon!

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:48 pm
by Sandrine
I have been posting on another forum and the suggestion that everyone seems to stick with is New Hampshire Red... It is part of the list of hatching eggs that I could get from the place I got them from (Hens for Pets in Nottinghamshire). I know it is definitely a pure breed of a type of Bantam, just not sure which lol Although New Hampshire actually does make sense to be fair now, providing Peckford will be getting darker... The only thing that does not work for NHR is the fact that they are not suppose to be good flyers, and Peckford definitely is a good flyer already,... Probably got good tips of the 3 Anconas hatched in the same week.

I do know it's not an Ancona because 1) not the same colour as the other three chicks and different tail too 2) the egg was different colour too.

Thanks all

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:25 pm
by Marigold
Have you sent pics to Hens for Pets to see what they say?
If they don't keep their breeds separate, but allow them to crossbreed, she could be anything really. Lovely new hybrid breed!

Re: Help working out breed please?

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:38 pm
by Sandrine
Yes I have, and she's come back to me straight away about the Anconas (without me asking about breed actually )when I sent her pictures of the chicks about 1 week old to show her. We were pretty excited about the new experience so I wanted to say thank you more than anything else. She couldn't see enough of Peckford to say about him.
So I sent her some better pictures of Peckford later on when there were more feathers, but no reply. I have asked again in case she'd not seen my message, no still nothing. I am not sure how she keeps them to be fair... But on the website, there's no mention of crossbreeds for the hatching eggs they sell.
The lack of replies is why I am now asking the question on here and in the Backyard chicken forum.
In a way I am glad I am doing this anyway because I have already learnt so much more thanks to all you lovely members of this great forum and the BYC forum :-)
So whatever Peckford ends up being, I'll deffo be better informed about our goods friends chickens :-) (and quails)