Any ideas what kind we are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenCanoe, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    A pullet and cockerel.
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    the one on the left in the next picture
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    this boy has black barring on the front of his legs
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    Thanks in advance for input
     
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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Not sure on the first one, but I see a white EE and maybe the black one is an andalusian or minorca.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I know that's supposed to be an Ameraucana and I was supposed to have white minorcas but no black.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I do not know about your first two, but your black one does not seem to be a Minorca. Minorcas do not have yellow pigment to their beaks.
     
  5. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Agree with Roddie [​IMG] Andalusians and Minorcas have White skin, which means no yellow pigment
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The first beauty is an Easter Egger with Delaware behind her.

    The black one is probably a black Leghorn.
     
  7. phasian

    phasian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty much with Illia but also think the cockerel could possibly be a White Faced Black Spanish. It takes up to two years to develop their full white face and their ear is a lot less prominent than a Leghorn. Leghorns also typically have bright yellow legs.
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    But do leghorns or spanish have the black barring on the legs?
     
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  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:The "barring" is just the black showing up on each scale. [​IMG]

    Yes, they can if from hatchery/poor quality stock. You have to consider - Even Barred Rocks are supposed to have solid yellow legs, yet most hatchery birds have gray legs with little bits of yellow.
     
  10. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first is a nice mixed breed pullet. That coloration could come from many different breed combinations so it is difficult to say what is in the mix.

    I think your black rooster in a Minorca.
     

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