BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › What kind of chickens are these?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What kind of chickens are these?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
We just got three new chickens and we need help with identification
1: appears it could be a lavender Orpington: lavender/silver color, very large (6+lbs?), brown eggs, silver legs, 4 toes, dark beak and very red single comb, very fluffy.


2: Appears it could be a leghorn?: white with a tiny speckles of black, smaller sized (maybe 3lbs?), yellow legs, 4 toes, large white eggs, single floppy comb, yellow beak.


3: at a loss on this one...sultan, Easter Egger?: pure white, walnut comb, white legs with light feathering on shank and a little on feet, 5 toes, lavender/silver skin on the outside/underside of eyes, silver/white beak, white puffy feather crest, med size (about 3lbs?)... Sultan, right? But she lays light green eggs almost every day! Maybe an Ameraucana/sultan mix?



Sorry for the terrible pictures but any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 6
First would be a lavebder orp second would be a leghorn third is a white sultan
Instagram @official_poultrybonkers
Youtube and Facebook @Poultrybonkers
Reply
Instagram @official_poultrybonkers
Youtube and Facebook @Poultrybonkers
Reply
post #3 of 6

the third is a cross between likely a sultan and an easter egger. Definitely a cross though, cause of the green eggs. Otherwise I agree

Currently have:

LF:,buff laced brahma , gold laced brahma , light brahma,, ,bearded white polish, leghorn

Bantam: WC polish, silver polish, bearded white polish, partridge silkies, red pyle phoenix, red/buff cochin, brown red modern game, splash and white silkies

In the bator:  Some of everything

Reply

Currently have:

LF:,buff laced brahma , gold laced brahma , light brahma,, ,bearded white polish, leghorn

Bantam: WC polish, silver polish, bearded white polish, partridge silkies, red pyle phoenix, red/buff cochin, brown red modern game, splash and white silkies

In the bator:  Some of everything

Reply
post #4 of 6

:welcome

 

Sorry, but I don't see Orpington at all on that first bird. You need to look at body shape before all else. Orpingtons are described as fluffy basketballs. they're very rounded birds, this bird had a more upright build. She's also got a ton more comb than most Orps, they're a pretty small combed breed. That said, I'm really not sure what she is. That comb and upright build make me think Mediterranean influence, but beyond that I got nothing.

 

the second bird looks like a Leghorn based hybrid, marketed under different names.

 

The third bird could easily be sultan x Ameraucana or EE. Or depending on how many generations of mixing were involved, the extra characteristics could have come from a silkie parent. Breeding silkies to white skinned birds (Ameraucana) could easily breed out the dark skin in just a few generations.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

Reply

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

Reply
post #5 of 6

agree

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by donrae View Post

welcome-byc.gif

Sorry, but I don't see Orpington at all on that first bird. You need to look at body shape before all else. Orpingtons are described as fluffy basketballs. they're very rounded birds, this bird had a more upright build. She's also got a ton more comb than most Orps, they're a pretty small combed breed. That said, I'm really not sure what she is. That comb and upright build make me think Mediterranean influence, but beyond that I got nothing.

the second bird looks like a Leghorn based hybrid, marketed under different names.

The third bird could easily be sultan x Ameraucana or EE. Or depending on how many generations of mixing were involved, the extra characteristics could have come from a silkie parent. Breeding silkies to white skinned birds (Ameraucana) could easily breed out the dark skin in just a few generations.

I agree.... The first one doesn't look like a Lav Orp....

Could she be a Blue Andalusian? Looks like my Blue roo, but less roo-y lol wink.png
Edited by shortgrass - 10/20/15 at 7:28pm
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
Reply
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › What kind of chickens are these?