Breed help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stephdbarb, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. stephdbarb

    stephdbarb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! My daughter came home with 6 chicks. Two are obviously silkies and two each of these. They are so pretty and the grey (yes a little dirty in the pic) are amazingly friendly but what are they?? Thanks!
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  2. stephdbarb

    stephdbarb Out Of The Brooder

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    Its hard to tell because of the flash but the grey are solid grey like the color on their head in the pic with dark blue feet/legs
     
  3. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but my guess would be the first Lavender Orpington rooster? And the second maybe Easter Egger pullet? Just an idea. It'll be easier to tell when they feather out more.
     
  4. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one looks to be a lavender Orpington cockerel. The second looks like she could be a golden laced Wyandotte pullet (As of yet) :)
     
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  5. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. I took a closer look at the second one. I agree with Wyandotte. That didn't even come to mind when I first looked at her.
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How big is the lavender bird compared to the Wyandotte? I was going to guess it was a self blue Olde English Game bantam cockerel...
     
  7. stephdbarb

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    Ahh roosters?!? Help! Someone tell me what to do with roosters!! :/ my 12 to daughter went out for a few 4H silkies and came home with quite a menagerie! We're new to chickens so roosters really wasn't in the plans anytime soon.

    Here's a few pics of the lavender and the possibly Wyandotte side by side. The lavender are smaller and almost remind me of a blackbird in how smooth and sleek the feathers are. The other are a bit more ratty looking. The crazy fluffy neck feathers are too funny!
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  8. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks just like a lavender Orpington. And it is a rooster. Maybe give him to a friend?
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Eat the rooster for dinner (don't know if you can do that well with this breed lol), rehome them or keep then for your flock. This one sure is pretty :)
     
  10. stephdbarb

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    Ah def won't be eating them. Just frustrated, she was told by the shop she had 6 silkies and came back with two silkies, two Wyandotte and two roosters Orpingtons. Oh well.. now to deal with my roosters
     

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