Any ideas as to what breed these are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by momof4boys, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. momof4boys

    momof4boys Out Of The Brooder

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    They are from an assortment of 'rainbow layers' from MM and I can't figure these ones out. They were chipmunks as little babies. They have pea combs and very yellow legs.
    This is my first time posting so hopefully I can manage to get the pictures up with this.
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    I am hopelessly addicted to this forum!!
    Thanks
     
  2. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pea comb would indicate a blue/green egg layer, and although the legs are yellow rather than green they are probably hatchery araucana/ameraucana (easter eggers).
     
  3. momof4boys

    momof4boys Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick response! This is the greatest place!
    I have been calling them brown leghorns all along but, as they've grown, things just weren't looking right. The yellow legs really had me puzzled because all the EE's I see usually have green legs. Also, having no muffs. I would be thrilled if they are EE's, because in ordering the rainbow layers I was expecting some, and thought I hadn't gotten any. There are actually 5 of them that look like these.
    Will their legs change color as they get older?
     
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Yes, EEs have pea combs, but not all chickens with pea combs are blue/green egg layers. Your chicks don't have any other signs of being an EE (or ameraucana) and don't look at all like EEs to me.

    I think the 2 chicks pictured are dark cornish. Feather coloring, leg color, & pea combs all fit the description.

    Click here and you can see photos of 1 month old dark cornish chicks that look just like yours (scroll past the photos of the pig, goats, & the rooster - almost 1/2 way down the page):

    http://images.google.com/imgres?img...soft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGLF&sa=G&um=1
     
  5. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    turn that around. usually blue eggers mean they will have pea combs, but pea comb does not mean blue eggs.

    dark cornish is a good guess. I agree.
     
  6. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is it possible that this is also a dark cornish?

    We were thinking sussex but maybe?

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    mine also came from MM but as a brown egg layer mix.

    hmmm
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Look like Wheaten EE roos.
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:The feather color on yours looks different than the op's, but I don't think speckled sussex have yellow legs. Probably something entirely different. What kind of comb does your chick have? Could it be a brown leghorn? Leghorns have single comb types & yellow legs.
     
  9. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two that are the same, I am really bad at this identification stuff, anyway they do have single combs and almost orange legs, but the list that MM gave me is as follows:
    Black Australorps; Lt. Brahmas; Dark Cornish; Black and White Giants; Buff and White Orpingtons; New Hampshire, Rhode Island Reds, Barred, White, Partridge, Buff Rocks;Delaware, Sussex, Turkens; White, Silver Laced, & Columbian Wyandottes, Red Star and Black Star.

    So if they are good at sticking to what they say then I don't think I would have two but I don't really know. I have posted the question before and had someone say it looked like a speckled sussex, and someone else said could be the partridge rock, but it didn't match either compleatly [​IMG] Maybe the leg color will lighten up but the rest that are the same age already have started changing leg color and beek color, I just keep looking at this thread hoping to see something like it. [​IMG]

    Thank you so much for the response.
     
  10. ArizonaDesertChicks

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