Contest: Identify the Mystery Chicks!

Our first contest…  Be the first to identify (correctly) the breeds and genders of our mystery chicks and win our grand prize!

As a surprise for David, we added 3 hatchery-choice “mystery chicks” to his order of Barred Rocks without his knowing it.   They are supposed to be 3 different breeds of brown egg layers.  The kids have made guesses on their breeds, and I think they’re definitely right on two of the three, but I’ll keep their guesses secret for now.

1) To enter, simply post a comment with ONE guess for each chick’s identity.  Something like:

  • Chick A: Pearl Guinea Fowl, female
  • Chick B: Ruffed Grouse, male
  • Chick C: Purple Tribble, hermaphrodite

2) We’ll keep the blog posted with pics as the chicks mature, and announce our findings when we’re really sure.
3) Any disagreements on the breed will be settled by Judy, “the Chicken Lady,” at Clark’s Grain Store.
4) Winner will be the first (based on the time/date stamp of the comment) with all three breeds and genders correctly identified.
5) Make sure there’s some way for me to get in touch with you – if your sign-in name doesn’t have a way to do that, you can shoot us an email (our contact info is on our farm website:  Just make sure to identify yourself and your post.

The prize?  Public recognition on our blog, bragging rights, and (if you desire) a guest-post on your blog acknowledging your chicken identification expertise!

Three hints:
1) They should all be breeds that lay brown eggs.
2) They are supposed to be females.
3) Hatcheries make mistakes from time to time, so the above hints might not apply.

So, without further ado, I present the lineup of our dastardly suspects:

Chick A: Wanted for possession of an unlicensed peeper

Chick B: Accused of appearing in public with an indecent hairdo

Chick C: Wanted for grain rustling

14 responses to this post.

  1. No actual clue but they’re all cute as the dickens. The third (C) looks like my Belgian mille fleur d’Uccles did as a chick, but bigger. Knowing that I’m completely wrong, I’ll say Cream Legbar male for B and Welsummer for A. You can stop laughing now. 🙂


  2. Your contest is a little intimidating! Here are my guesses…

    Chick A: Easter Egger, female
    Chick B: Easter Egger, female
    Chick C: Easter Egger, female



  3. Chick A: Fashion Chick
    Chick B: Gymnaschick
    Chick C: Flickachick


  4. Posted by Hannah Wallace on January 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    They all look like Easter Egger chicks to me. 😉


  5. Posted by hdowdn on January 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    1 welsummer pullet
    2 ee pullet
    3 ee pullet

    hatchery choice means you could get any breed that lays any color of egg 😉


  6. […] « Contest: Identify the Mystery Chicks! […]


  7. Posted by Fogleman Forerunner on January 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    LOL… Baby #1 says chick A is the guinea, Baby #2 says it’s an easteregger… I say if it’s “Wanted”… Keep a close eye on it… All of them. Out here, they are coyote bait!


  8. What a fun idea, and love the captions (a caption contest next perhaps?). I know nothing about chicken breeds. I think Greekgrandfather (comment above) should get a special nomination. Have fun!


  9. […] All the chicks are starting to get their wing and tail feathers, and we’re getting a bit more convinced of what breeds our 3 mystery birds might be.  Here are some new photos.  If you think you’ve got an answer (or your answer has changed), post a comment on the contest page. […]


  10. […] Curious? Click over to Contest: Identify the Mystery Chicks! […]


  11. Haha, your wanted posters are so cute!! I’ve really enjoyed looking through your blog, so I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award.


  12. […] Pictures of our mystery chicks at 8 weeks.  Any new guesses?  If so, see the original contest page! […]


  13. Posted by Gabbi on March 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    A: Silver Lace Wyandotte, Female
    B: Columbian Wyandotte, Female
    C: Brown Leghorn, Male


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