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Batch of mix birds. What do we have?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Birdmanfarms, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Birdmanfarms

    Birdmanfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Back in December we got a batch of 25 birds from Strombergs hatchery. One little bird unfortunately didn't make it through the mail. And now 11 weeks later we have 20 very healthy baby birds. Most of the birds were black but 9 of them were a lighter gray. Here is a picture of them at day 5. [​IMG]
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    Here they are only four days later already starting to develop a little wing feathers.

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Do you know what selection of breeds they offer? It would help narrow it down.
     
  3. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    It's much easier to ID birds at 11 weeks than as chicks. Current pics would be best.
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. It would be much easier to tell now.
     
  6. Birdmanfarms

    Birdmanfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a few recent pictures. From what I can spot we have free different birds but I'll look to the experts for help.

    A few are like this.

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    Some are lighter more blue/grey.

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    And the majority of them are iridescent black with single combs and white pads to their feet.

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  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The blue rose combed ones are definitely blue Wyandottes. The black ones could be Minorcas. They look too lean to be either black Giants or Austrolorps.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    The skin color is all wrong for Wyandottes, though. The hatchery really needs to clean up it's breeding practices.
     
  9. drumstick diva

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    agree with keesmom and juneguggena
     
  10. donrae

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    I agree, I don't see what they could be but Wyandottes. That white/pink skin is all wrong, though, not sure what's up with that. I thought Stromberg's had a better reputation than that.
     

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