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Any ideas on breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lepoulet, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. lepoulet

    lepoulet Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm brand new here and care for a small flock of hens. I recently adopted a couple of young chickens (8-12 weeks?) from a high school lab project that was cancelled as soon as the teacher realized he had to find homes for two dozen day olds. They were purchased as day old chicks and were all identical, so they must be some breed, but I have no idea what they are.

    They weigh about one pound each and I'm pretty sure they are females.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I'm just curious to find out if they are an egg or a meat breed or a combo of some sort.

    Many thanks for your wisdom! I'm not sure how to load a pic so will give this a try.


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  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    hmmm where ya get them??
    they kinda look like bbs orps [​IMG]
     
  3. lepoulet

    lepoulet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your message. I don't know, they were mail ordered from somewhere. I don't have much more information. Sorry! Thanks for the guess! Can you spell out the entire name that you are referring to? BBS?
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    blue/black/splash orpington
    maybe MissPrissy or SpeckledHen will see this, they would know for sure,, but i dont know if any hatchery has them, so they may not be,, but is my best guess.
     
  5. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you post a bigger picture? It is hard to see.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Harley's girl :

    Can you post a bigger picture? It is hard to see.

    Click on it, it get's bigger.​
     
  7. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL Of course I would have missed that part! [​IMG] LOL
    Ok I do think they look like orpingtons. But I have been wrong before. [​IMG]
     
  8. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue andalusion ?
     

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