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Breed and gender help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckaluck, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. cluckaluck

    cluckaluck Just Hatched

    Mar 3, 2016
    We ordered 15 rare straight run and Colombian wyandotte female,speckled Sussex female, and some others we've been able to identify. The order was lost in the mail and of the 30 that shipped only 11 survived. I think they threw in some extra roos. Now we have these three that are stumping us. Any ideas? I think they are all roos. The fluffy one has 4 toes and feathered feet and legs. Maybe bantam cochin?
    The speckled has been guessed as dominicker too. [​IMG]
  2. cluckaluck

    cluckaluck Just Hatched

    Mar 3, 2016
    I forgot to add that they are 6 weeks old. On the top pic it is the one on the left we can't figure out. The center is a white jersey giant and the right a red sex link I think.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    The unknown bird in the first photo appears to be either a Welsummer or Brown Leghorn cockerel. In second photo is a Splash Cochin pullet. Third photo is of a possible Silver Penciled Rock cockerel.
  4. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2016
    Northwest Oregon
    You've definitely ot two males, but the blue one (I think you are right i saying it's a cochin) may be female. I can't see it very well. I'd call the speckled one a SLW, but i'e never seen a Dominique juvenile.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x2 Bantam Lover the last photo - bird looks like bare spot before tail - maybe getting plucked
  6. cluckaluck

    cluckaluck Just Hatched

    Mar 3, 2016
    The last one is actually doing better. His back was almost bare and it had an open sore so I brought it inside for a couple of days until it healed. I thought about using a black permanent marker to discourage picking. We extended our run so they have more room and let them out to free range for a bit now that they are older.
  7. factorychick

    factorychick New Egg

    Mar 11, 2016
    Holland, Ohio
    So help me out...i got about 15 "Ameracauna pullets". almost certain they're just easter eggers, but at any rate I have 4 that are significantly smaller than the rest (all same age), yellow leg (rest have greenish), they have a rhode island red coloring unlike all the rest that are multi colored, and they have combs (Easter egger pullets shouldn't have a comb at all). So I'm questioning if I got some accidental chicks in the group, are Bantam RIRs a thing? Pic of the 2 is for size comparison [​IMG]

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