Breed Help?!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DollyHens717, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. DollyHens717

    DollyHens717 New Egg

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    I recently rescued these chickens they were left out in the freezing cold with frostbite to the point some of there toes fell off which I got that under control now but Im having a little trouble identifying what breed they are! Thank you in advance for any help you guys can give me :)
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    They maybe Plymouth Rocks.
     
  3. DollyHens717

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    Ok thank you! I was also thinking maybe Cornish cross Bc there feet are huge and they eat like crazy but I wasn't sure.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How old are they? And do you have any other breeds to compare their sizes to? Cornish Cross reach the size of the average adult in just about 8 to 10 weeks.
     
  5. DollyHens717

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    I'm really not sure how old they are I found them along the road around a bunch of ran over dead ones freezing so I took them home in hopes of saving them.. I do have 3 year old barred rock hens and the white ones are almost there same size but there feet are like double the size of the barred rock and they eat like crazy. It's been almost 3 weeks since I got them and I would say they almost about doubled there size!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Then they are definitely Cornish Cross. White Rocks are the same breed as Barred Rocks, just a different color.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm guessing they are about 12 weeks old. One is definitely a cockerel.
     
  8. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Then they are definitely Cornish Cross. White Rocks are the same breed as Barred Rocks, just a different color.
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  9. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh wow, bless your heart. . :hugs. :goodpost:
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If the are Cornish x, they are meat birds, bred to grow very fast and be ready to process(slaughter) at an early age. Because they grow so rapidly, it overtaxes their organs, and they are prone to heart attacks if not processed. Also their legs go out because of the great weight gain. I wonder if they were dumped out because someone found out they were not regular laying chickens and didn't want to bother. Processing them would have been a kindness next to letting them freeze to death.
     
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