Any idea what breed these are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wyndski, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. wyndski

    wyndski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they were bought by a neighbor as chicks but they have since moved and left them. [​IMG] They had been fending for themselves for a bit before they came here. They started hanging around the barn so I started feeding them. They go to the top of a tree above the barn at night. I do know I have a hen and a roo but what breed are they? They are small chickens, my cousin use to have silkies and they are not much bigger in size. Just in the last two weeks the roo started crowing and the hen started laying in a nest she built in the empty stall. I can't figure out how to post pictures... The Roo is in my avatar and the hen is black with white ear lobes and blue/grey around the eyes and a small red comb.
    Thanks..
     
  2. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    save your pic to you computer and then upload your picture to somewhere like www.photobucket.com and resize to 640x480 or smaller, then copy the direct link, paste it in a post, highlight it, click the Img button above, then click preview below to see if it pops up. If it does click submit and it should pop up
     
  3. wyndski

    wyndski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, lets see if this works..
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  4. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HMMMM.........I'm not sure. anybody else got any idea?
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Your rooster is a bantam gamebird, could be Old English or American.

    Your hen is what looks like a bantam black spanish.

    I'm saying bantam because you've stated they're not bigger than a silkie.
     
  6. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with chickngurl, except I thought the spanish breed
    had white faces.
     
  7. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the black one is laying already it isn't a spanish because mine have white faces and aren't laying yet
     
  8. wyndski

    wyndski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, she is laying. I have had about a dozen eggs so far. I don't know how old they are. I figured fairly young since he just started crowing and she just started laying. They have formed a tight bond having to fend for themselves for awhile. Her ears are white but around her eyes are a grey/blue color.
     
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  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Could be a bantam Minorca (are there such things?), but I don't know... she looks like a minature of a pullet I have:

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    The place I got the pullet from gets their stock from Ideal Poultry. They sell both Minorcas and white faced black spanish.
     
  10. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
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    ChicknGurl yours looks like a Black white faced Spanish. They don't get a white face until about 2 years old and sometimes it's never fully white because of bad breeding.


    wyndski, not really sure. The black one does look like it has Black white faced Spanish in her. The roo looks OEGB but could easily be a mix.
     

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