5 wk old pullets - Please give your expertise in identifying

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickBond 007, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Would you help me identify a few of my 5-week old pullets from McMurray?

    See this sweet little hen? She came with my "meat and egg combo" from McMurray. Is she a cochin? an EE? what? She is inquisitive and has a nice disposition.

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    How about this one. She's a lovely ruby red color so is she a RIR or is she a Red Star pullet/production red? She has some wing color other than red.
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    How about this one... she's a feather footed cochin (right???)
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    This one has green legs, a pretty red cape coming in, and a black spot on the beak. What is she?
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    And I think I was naive thinking that McMurray sent me another hen just in case. Is this barred rock a roo???
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    I got a nice mixture in my opinion. Not pictured are 2 blue andulians, one buff orp, one golden comet as well.
     
  2. zippy11455

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    Gold Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Partridge Cochin, Easter Egger are my guesses.
     
  3. zippy11455

    zippy11455 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, almost forgot...... last but not least, Barred Rock roo

    I'm curious to see what others think.
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think zippy got it [​IMG]
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I agree except I wonder if the first one might be a dark cornish. The legs don't look very thick, but they seem more bright yellow than most wyandottes.
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    #1 - I was also thinking dark cornish when I saw those bright yellow legs, but it also looks similar to my barnevelders. What type of comb does it have? Gold laced wyandottes, dark cornish, & barnevelders all have different types of combs.

    #2 - production red (hatchery RIR) - looks exactly like mine did

    #3 - ? (I've never had any feather footed chickens)

    #4 - maybe an EE, but not positive (I don't see any muffs/beards, but it does have green legs and looks like it has a pea comb?
     
  7. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    I think I have a wait a week or two for combs. Other than the ROO (that I in denial of her sexuality), there are very few combs in that brooder right now. She has very golden yellow legs.
    It would be awesome if she were a Barnevelder, but I'm guessing McMurray doesn't throw those in if they get a choice. I bought "meat-n-egg combo" for $50.50 and got 16 cornish x's and 10 hens and one packing peanut roo evidently. They pick the hens breed.
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:If you don't see its comb, then it's not a barnevelder. A straight comb should be visible by now, even it its a pullelt - the pea combs & rose combs are flat.

    I forgot to add earlier that I agree with Zippy about the barred rock - definitely a roo.
     
  9. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats exactly what I was thinking!! Drk Cornish.[​IMG]
     
  10. ChickBond 007

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    So the green legged one is likely an EE? Are green legs and pea comb the tell tale sign of EE?
     

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