Breed ID help!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thequeenamom, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. thequeenamom

    thequeenamom Out Of The Brooder

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    We purchased 2 new chicks today, but the feed store didn't know what breed they were. All they knew was that they were brown egg layers..... PLEASE help.

    This one has a whitish streak on her head (don't know if that matters or not)
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    This girl has hairy legs ;)
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  2. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Dont know about the second chick but the first one looks like a Plymouth Rock and with that white streak on his head that means he's a rooster.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Top is a Barred Rock
    Bottom is likely a Brahma

    Lady of McCamley

    EDITED TO ADD: All Barred Rocks have white dots on the head...this one is a bit more diffuse (females being more crisp in the dot), however it has a lot of black leg wash which is a female trait. Head dot and leg wash are only indicators, not 100% reliable. Many hatchery stock don't meet the typical sexing standards for Barreds, which are NOT an auto-sexing breed, although the indicators often give a predictor. If this is a rooster, the barring will come in such that the bird looks more silvery than dark and the comb will develop early, often around 6 weeks of age, and you typically know by 10 weeks that you've definitely got a roo. Some Barred's though are maddeningly ambiguous and you have to wait until the lay or crow.
     
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  4. thequeenamom

    thequeenamom Out Of The Brooder

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    WHAT???? They were supposed to be sexed!!!
     
  5. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    The streak of white is quite small. I think little lady there.
    I agree barred rock and brahma.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I have to agree #1 looks likely to be a BR cockerel - wing bars are crisp, head spot, and suspicious looking comb. Sometimes though it can be hard to be sure until they are a little older. BR's can really fool you sometimes.
    Brahma for #2.
     
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  7. Joshua G

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  8. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  10. thequeenamom

    thequeenamom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much. I am glad to have such a helpful group of folks. We attended a "class" on backyard chickens today at our local feed store, and the guy teaching (loose term) really didn't know about chickens- he was more of a large animal guy. Bless his heart- he tried his best, and was at least entertaining. ;)
     

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