Beetle brows and feather feet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pziegler, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. pziegler

    pziegler New Egg

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    I had ordered a mixture of breeds unknown and since July when they arrived, have been trying to educate myself on chicken breeds to give the grey matter a workout but still question my conclusions. So, any help would be great. Wondering what breed and if indeed these are all pullets. Most will be 6 months old.
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    Aseel?
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    Barneveler, aseel?, Silver Laced Cochin
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    Aseel? brown and black in background
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    Partridge Cochin far right (she has feathered legs), aseel?
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    White Laced Red Cornish? and of course Naked neck Rooster
     
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  2. pziegler

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    Here are a few more.
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    Barred has a few feather on legs - brahma? or maran? Green egger (Americana mix) , silver laced cochin, buff ____, white cochin (blind in one eye and a cuddler), buff naked neck and frozen poop
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    Barneveler and "roosty"
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    Orphington buff?
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    Buff
     
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  3. pziegler

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    Some earlier pics from October - mud a lesson learned and now adjusted

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    Male aseel?
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Where did you get the birds? Knowing what hatchery they came from can help narrow things down.

    Most of them do look female, so that's a good start!

    The bird you're calling partridge cochin is indeed partridge, but she's a plymouth Rock, not a cochin. Cochins have feathered feet and are round and very fluffy, like basketballs.
    I'm not sure what that middle bird is in the first pic. Body shape and stance looks like a Dark cornish, but the color isn't right.
    Your barred bird is likely a cuckoo Marans, with the light feathers on the legs.
    Your buff bird isn't an Orpington, those have white legs. I'd guess she may be a buff rock--although the color is off for a true buff bird. [​IMG]

    It's a nice looking flock overall. And I can send you some more frozen poop, if you ever start running low [​IMG]
     
  5. pziegler

    pziegler New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply. OK - I changed the one partidge cochin in #3 to a barny? (she has dark neck and partridge body -- the next pic of her is better -- she has tons of feathers on her feet too. Most came from Ideal in July. The naked neck rooster and hen, the 2 "americanans mix" and the multi colored rooster we hatched as mixed flock eggs from my cousin back in March 2013. No, really I'm good on frozen poop. In a few weeks, the four cochins are leaving as a baby gift/new house gift and depending on what the 'beetle brow' birds are (3) - TBD but they had started picking/chasing others in the run before the snow -- everyone seems ok cooped up for now though.
     
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    Here are hopefully a few better picks.


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    Thanks for any help identifying these girls.
     
  7. pziegler

    pziegler New Egg

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    Still looking for some help if anyone else has any ideas -- started getting brown eggs w/dark brown speckles and more red/brown looking eggs -- not the light brown or the really dark brown -- I'm thinking they are from the barnevelers -- I've got 3 different hens but I still have the cochins in the coop. I also saw one of the green eggers lay, I had opened the door to collect, she was there talking up a storm, and as I apologized she pushed an egg out... um, ok... doesn't get much fresher. Thanks again for the help all.
     
  8. chooks4life

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    I'm no expert on breeds, but perhaps you have some mixes? In the last set of pics, most of them look like they've got game fowl like Aseel maybe mixed in with other breeds like Welsummer. :/ I don't know. Very "tight" body shape though. Best wishes.
     

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