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post #21 of 28

Kinda of looks like Welsummer feather pattern.....or could be some kind of game mix too.

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #22 of 28
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I believe that you have sexed your chickens accurately, but this one, most unusual!

I know! And I have two. Here's a picture:

 

 

 

They were backyard bred. And they always hung out with the guineas, not the other chickens. In fact, one of my seven guineas still hangs with them, making a threesome, when they are out foraging. I'm wondering if they might be red-breasted rosecomb bantums? There's a review on BYC with a picture of their coloring, but I can't find that name as a standard color anywhere else on the Internet. I am REALLY new to breeds: what is a bantum? These two are smaller than all the others; lighter weight for sure. Is a bantum a miniature chicken, of sorts, as with dogs?

 

Since you said they are small ... the Leghorn's are small large fowl, the full grown females are about 4 pounds (Half the size, not including the fluff of the Orpington!)

 

From http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Leghorns/BRKLeghorns.html about 2/3's of the way down you will find this adult hen with white ear lobes, yours don't have that but, ... yours are not fully mature yet ... Hard to see the second one in the back that has a redder comb ... they do have both rose comb, and single comb varieties, beside bantams ... Bantams are usually minature sized versions of the Large Fowl (full sized) chickens, somewhere between 1/4 & 1/2 the size of the full sized ones ...

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Edited by 123RedBeard - 9/24/15 at 6:52am
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post #23 of 28
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I know! And I have two. Here's a picture:





They were backyard bred. And they always hung out with the guineas, not the other chickens. In fact, one of my seven guineas still hangs with them, making a threesome, when they are out foraging. I'm wondering if they might be red-breasted rosecomb bantums? There's a review on BYC with a picture of their coloring, but I can't find that name as a standard color anywhere else on the Internet. I am REALLY new to breeds: what is a bantum? These two are smaller than all the others; lighter weight for sure. Is a bantum a miniature chicken, of sorts, as with dogs?

Those look EXACTLY like 2 of my EEs....



The other one has a lighter coloring, but the 2 of them ended up with no beard or muffs, and they are smaller in comparison to their sisters...


Otherwise, it looks like you have sexed the roosters correctly...not sure on the teenaged ones, the combs are hard to see in the pictures.. Lovely bunch though!
You've received great points from others, so I've got nothing more to add, except, Don't be discouraged; they will all fall into a pattern and youll be able to predict who's doing what...I have to hunt daily for eggs too lol; it happens to us all wink.png
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post #24 of 28

I have some EE crosses that look very similar....Welsummer cock over a blue laying EE, they lay olive eggs, have modified pea combs(showing the blue egg gene indicator) and Welsummer feathering patterns and leg color.

 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #25 of 28
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I have some EE crosses that look very similar....Welsummer cock over a blue laying EE, they lay olive eggs, have modified pea combs(showing the blue egg gene indicator) and Welsummer feathering patterns and leg color.



Ha! And those would be what my other 3 look like wink.png
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post #26 of 28
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SO interesting! What's EE?

Marcia

 

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:22-26 (ESV)

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The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:22-26 (ESV)

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post #27 of 28
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SO interesting! What's EE?

Easter egger, a breed of chicken.

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SO interesting! What's EE?

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Easter egger, a breed of chicken.

Yep. Often confusing, the easter eggers lol, many different combinations of coloring... Mixed breeds that have a special trait of laying blue/green eggs!
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