6 chickens, 5 different breeds - What are they?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by nmflygirl, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. nmflygirl

    nmflygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    After doing some research based on looks on the interwebz I think I have the following. Any help/confirmation would be most appreciated. The people I got these birds from were either family friends or local peeps that probably told me what they were when I got them but I didn't really care at the time, since I was just interested in eggs.

    1. Plymouth Rock/Barred Rock?
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    2. No idea. I've seen other pictures on the web but nothing to help with the breed.
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    3. Wyandotte ??
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    4. Rhode Island Red??
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    5. Barnevelder?? It does have some really pretty dark blue/green feathers that don't come out well in pictures.
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  2. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    number 2 is a easter egger imo :) Beard and ear muffs give it away. The rest I would have guessed exactly what you did. Some hatcheries call them Americanas.
     
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  3. nmflygirl

    nmflygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. Guessing is half the battle when you are first starting out.
     
  4. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful and look healthy :) The EE can give you a wild color egg, has she laid yet?
     
  5. nmflygirl

    nmflygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes. I have two of those ones. They both lay a medium sized blue egg.
     
  6. KarateHorse

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    I agree
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Barred rock
    Easter egger
    silver laced Wyandotte
    production red (hatchery version of a RIR, basically)
    maybe a Barnie mix, but not a pure Barnevelder. Very pretty coloring, though.
     
  8. nmflygirl

    nmflygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I'm fairly certain that all of them are some form of mix since they came from non breeders the lot of them. Getting a good idea what they are allows me to figure out some of the 'anticipated' laying habits and what other traits I should look out for.

    Just for my education, what makes something a hatchery version vs. the breed version?
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hatcheries breed for egg production mostly. Type is totally secondary. Hatchery breeds basically have the same general traits as a breeder bird, but the quality just ins't the same.

    True Rhode Island reds are a rich, deep mahogany color. They are built like a brick in shape. Very distinctive once you see them. You can search here, there are threads in the SOP section for heritage breeders. Some of those pics will make you drool......the birds are beautiful.

    That said, most of us have hatchery birds. I do, and I'm very happy with them overall.
     
  10. nmflygirl

    nmflygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for clarifying. I'm very happy with my birds, and quite frankly didn't care what they were when I got them as long as they "produced eggs". Now that I've had them for a while I'm more and more curious about them. They are fun to watch, a joy to keep and intriguing little beasts of productivity. I mean lets face it....they are the one of the top producing things in my house if you don't include waste and messes as productive.
     

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