Breed Check

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Elitefarm, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Elitefarm

    Elitefarm Songster

    Jan 9, 2019
    357336D9-7AD3-47B3-88E5-AD9937444D73.jpeg D54BDABA-42EB-4028-B6DB-E89D2E511754.png 963F57FF-F97D-4559-9F1F-A81041831928.jpeg 1052FE0A-752B-4862-B8A2-54A595367EA9.jpeg I recently purchased a coop that came with a few chicks 2 months old, most I know... Or thought I knew but just wanted to get other opinions so I have two that I was told are olive eggers but looking at them I'm thinking Bielefelders they both look very similar pic 1 and 3, then I have I'm thinking an Easter egger pic 4 and finally I was told a white Australorp? I want to say Australorp crossed with a leghorn? Pic 2
  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
    They do look similar to bielefelders, but that could be coincidental. They could be bielefelder crosses, since I think Bs are supposed to have whitish legs, not yellow.
    The second pic; the white bird could very likely be a white austrolorp with those white legs. I wasn't sure they came in white though.
    And yes, the last is an EE or an Olive Egger. You'll have to wait on eggs from that one.
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

    Sep 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    1 & 3 do like mixed breeds
    2 is not an Australorp, coloring is wrong. Could be a hatchery White Marans or a White Orpington. Need better pictures to properly identify breed.
    4 is an Easter Egger
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    I could be wrong, but #1 and #3 look pretty Bielfelder-ish to me. They are classic Crele type, and have the correct yellow legs. Although, there's always a possibility of mixed breed.

    Is #2 feather-legged?

    #4 = Easter Egger.

    Beautiful flock! :love

  5. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

    Jul 6, 2016
    NW Washington state
    I would ask the previous owners of the coop where the chickens came from. If it was from a hatchery, ask them which one. TSC chicks also come from a hatchery. The point is that either wouldn't be selling mixed breeds.

    If they are chickens from a backyard breeder, then 1. 2, and 3 are probably mixes. 4 is a typical Easter egger pullet.

    If not, then 1 and 3 could be hatchery quality Bielefelders, and there's a slight chance they could be olive eggers. 2 could be an Austrawhite, which is a laying variety created by hatcheries by crossing Australorps with white Leghorns.
  6. Elitefarm

    Elitefarm Songster

    Jan 9, 2019
    I no longer have a way to contact the owner, She said she got most of them from a hatchery, I don't remember the name but she did say there was some "rare" ones in there. I know she got a few eggs she hatched on her own from good farms that she paid a lot for the eggs, I just don't remember hearing a Bielefelder, I know she hatched two blue ameruacanas and a black but those ones I didn't need help identifying she said she had a Easter egger chick I'm guessing is the fawn colored one and she said white Australorp so I'm guessing that's the Australorp leg horn cross or austrawhite, she doesn't have feathered feet wish she did that would be cute! Is there any way to tell if the Bielefelder looking ones are for sure that? They look like they will have red ears but that's about all I know
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  7. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Thinking the white chook looks to be a pretty mix. :) Can't think of any hatchery-offered breeds that match her characteristics.

    As far as the "Bielfelders," I'm no expert, but they seem to fit all the features. :confused: Hoping someone else will chime in.

  8. Elitefarm

    Elitefarm Songster

    Jan 9, 2019
    That would be awesome I might not know till they start to lay, only 4 more months :(
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  9. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

    May 21, 2017
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with Jed Jackson
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