Breed confirmation

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Courtney88, May 23, 2017.

  1. Courtney88

    Courtney88 Just Hatched

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    Hi There! My first chicken adventure has been a real learning experience. But I was looking for anyone's input on my flocks breeds. I had purchased them from a feed store and I can't say I was expecting them to know exactly what the chickens are... I had purchased Two Buff Orpingtons, two Black Orpingtons and Four White Leghorns. Well, the only thing I think they got right was the two Buffs (my sister has one, and what we thought was a leghorn. Well, her "Leghorn" has feathers on her legs!) We love them anyway!
    But the more that Alice and Meryl (the Black Orpingtons) grew the less convinced of their breed I was. First thinking the possibility (as low as it was due to the rarity) I thought I had some Laced Wyandotte or Orpington. Well, as of this past week I'm pretty sure these girls are PBRs due to the way their feather pattern is filling in.
    As for my Leghorns; I mentioned my sister's has no crown, but does have the feathered legs...makes me think she is some sort of mix. I think only one of my white ladies is an actual leghorn. She not only looks the part; but she seems to be my most sketchy lady.
    As for my "big girls" Hennifer and Henelope; they were the biggest when we got them; from my research they may have only been maybe three days older than the rest. But they have been GIANTS for a few weeks now. They are much wider than any Leghorn I know; and my coworker, who has had a few different breeds thought they may be White Rhode Islands???
    Any input would be appreciated. I do not yet have a picture of the feather legged "leghorn" but I will work on it! TYIA!!!
    flock 1.PNG flock 2.PNG
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    :welcome

    I can definitely see your buff Orpingtons. The barred ones could be rocks, or Dominique, or even black sex link roosters. What type of comb do they have?

    Your white birds seem to be perhaps Cornish cross meat birds with maybe one leghorn. Your feathered legged one could be a white Cochin.
     
  3. Courtney88

    Courtney88 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! Didn't even think about a Dominique. They all have single combs. I am hoping none are roosters as I went and bought the sexed ones (as much as I understand things like that still happen) I just unforntuantely would not be able to keep him as we do not have enough land for our town ordinance to own a roo :(
    A Cochin that's possible!
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    If they have single combs than they are probably barred rocks. Their darker coloring suggests pullets.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    agreed
     
  6. Courtney88

    Courtney88 Just Hatched

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    flock 6.JPG flock 3.JPG flock 4.JPG flock 5.JPG flock 6.JPG flock 3.JPG flock 4.JPG flock 5.JPG flock 6.JPG flock 6.JPG Here are better and updated pictures of my crew. One of the girls (Alice) does not have as much white as Meryl does. And my small white girl was elusive as usual and there's not a very good picture of her...she's good for that! Which only makes me think she is a Leghorn even more! haha
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    The bigger girls maybe Cornish or some type of broilers.
     
  8. Courtney88

    Courtney88 Just Hatched

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    thanks for the input! :)
     
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  9. Courtney88

    Courtney88 Just Hatched

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    Any idea if these black and white girls are Silver cuckoo Maran? The chick pictures I looked up as well as the full grown pictures and descriptions match up...I suppose the only way I will end up know is waiting till they lay at this point.
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I guess they could be cuckoo marans but the chances are smaller.
     

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