BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › These chickens aren't what they should be.... What the heck are they?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

These chickens aren't what they should be.... What the heck are they? - Page 3

post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
16
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
17
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
18 (I only have 17 birds, so I doubled up one of them... Oops.)

post #24 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by donrae View Post

So mixed breeds are a possibility? That "EE" doesn't really look like one, but I'll hold off pending better pics. 

Although many F1 EE share common traits from their blue egg breed lineage, looks are not a sure thing as you never know what breeds are in the mix or how far removed from pure breed stock they are, especially when you get into F2 and greater generations...
post #25 of 28

mixed breed cockerel

pullet, probably a production red

pullet, probably mixed breed. With the color and white legs could be a Red/buff Orpington mix.

another red pullet

mixed breed pullet

Red cockerel

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 #26 of 28

7 mixed breed, could be a cockerel

another red pullet

mixed breed, probably pullet

mixed breed pullet

mixed breed pullet. This one is different than the other mixed breed birds. Could possibly be an Easter egger, but doubtful with the straight comb and clean face. She'll probably be a brown egger. 

Red cockerel

red cockerel(probably) or maybe mixed breed, can't tell if those legs are yellow or white. 

red pullet

mixed breed, probably pullet but not positive. 

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 #27 of 28

16 looks like another Red/buff mix, pullet

mixed breed pullet

red pullet.

 

 

All the birds I call mixed breed, except the one that looks EE-ish, put me in mind of Dixie Rainbows or Pioneers. They're a slower growing meat bird, and some folks have had good luck growing the hens out for layers. The roosters seem to be kind of aggressive to the hens when mating, and they get awfully big for most hens. 

 

When you cross a Red, be it a RIR or production, whatever, with a buff Orpington, seems like you get birds that look like a few of yours, with the orangey red color. The white skin of the Orpingtons is dominant, so that's what those birds put me in mind of. They could also be the above slow meaties, there's quite a variation in looks of those birds. 

 

I'm sorry your first chick experience has been such a less than pleasant one. But I love that first picture with your little one :)

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 #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your thoughts. You're confirming my cockerel suspicion, that we had way more than we expected. Dang.
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? › These chickens aren't what they should be.... What the heck are they?