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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:33 am 
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Hi all, just wanting to know if anyone can ID these breeds at all, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:24 am 
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Any background info or clues to start with please? :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:01 am 
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Are they even chickens?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:23 pm 
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Fascinating. Where were these images taken? Are they yours?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:30 pm 
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I saw them on Facebook, someone said they might be Guinea Fowl


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:03 pm 
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They could have Guinea fowl in them, but they are not pure Guinea.

They are a very unusual color. To get that amount of evenly pied Guineas is rare. The second box, guineas do have the stripes on their heads when they hatch but the criss cross on some of them I have never seen before.

They are interesting little things whatever they are.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:58 pm 
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I've never seen chicks with such well defined colour lines. What does the Facebook poster say they are?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:13 pm 
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I wonder if they are Photo shoped or when ever the call it, :shoc


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:15 pm 
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I have hunted and hunted. I back tracked through the FB page of the guy who first posted it, and translated all the foreign language posts. Can't get a lead anywhere. They won't be guinea cross, as the fertility is usually so low that you wouldn't get this number of chicks in a hatch. The criss crossed ones - it crossed my mind that they may have been hand painted.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:18 pm 
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I think there is some photo shopping going on!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:47 pm 
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I think there is too much variation to be a photoshop.

Could they be a game bird like partridge or grouse? Or are the ones with the cross on their head a seabird, Terns?

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