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Are they Barred Rocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MagikarpKai, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. MagikarpKai

    MagikarpKai Out Of The Brooder

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    Bought these 3 as barred rock but now I'm wondering if they're something else. From what I've read they should have a spot on their heads but it's just black.

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  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one looks like a black australorp chick, the last two look like black star chicks.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The last two look like they have muffs (fluffy cheeks) and pea combs. They look a lot like my backyard bred black sexlinks. Mine are Easter Egger rooster crossed with Barred Rock hens.
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    Here is a clean-faced pullet from my most recent hatch. Looks a lot like your first chick.
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    Where did you get your chicks from?
     
  4. MagikarpKai

    MagikarpKai Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought them from a local farm along with some ameraucana chicks. They were mixed in with rhode island red and light sussex so I don't think I could have grabbed the wrong breed by accident...
     
  5. MagikarpKai

    MagikarpKai Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible they could be black ameraucanas?
     
  6. MagikarpKai

    MagikarpKai Out Of The Brooder

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    They came from a local farm who had a brooder full of light sussex, rhode island red, ameraucana (which I also bought), and Barred rock...
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Was a color variety specified for the Ameraucana?
    Did they breed the chicks, or do they order from a hatchery? If they bred the chicks, they are probably all mixed breeds.
     
  8. MagikarpKai

    MagikarpKai Out Of The Brooder

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    I suspect they're from True North hatchery. The people didn't want to tell me which in hindsight is strange.
     
  9. MagikarpKai

    MagikarpKai Out Of The Brooder

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    The hatchery says their ameraucana flock has a mix of colours.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    Like most hatcheries, they have Easter Eggers, that they call Ameraucanas. How much did you pay for them?
     

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