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Breed Identification… Help please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CGraves, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. CGraves

    CGraves New Egg

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    Any idea of the breed of these 4 chickens? Thank you!
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    the first one looks like what i have been trying to breed which is a cross of rir and buff polish, the second also a polish mix. thats the easy ones. time for someone else to jump in
     
  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    hah, it has feathers on its feet, im wrong
     
  4. donrae

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    I think they're all mixes.

    First one may have some silkie--crest, feathered legs, funky comb, five toes. She doesn't have black skin, so the silkie may be back a few generations.
    Second just looks like a mix of mixes. That's a common color for mixed breed birds. She had something hophatted a generation or so back, maybe polish?
    Third bird also looks like a mix of mixes. Lots of folks will probably say she's a black sex link, and she could be, but she looks bantam sized and has light skin. Plus, that's just a common color for mixed breed birds.
    Last bird is silver laced in color. Wyandotte is the most common breed in this color, but it just looks off for a Wyandotte to me. Could be just hatchery quality.
     
  5. granny hatchet

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    good catch on that 5th toe, i had to look really hard for it. do you see seebright in the last two?
     
  6. bloom_ss

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    #1 Not sure...does it have a bit of a beard?? I can't really tell from the pic. Fluff on the head could be polish background...or possibly silkie mix??
    #2 Looks like it has green legs...EE cross of some sort maybe? Fluff on the head could be from a polish mix.
    #3 Could be a black sexlink, but something seems a bit off...not sure what exactly since I'm not too familiar with that breed.
    #4 Looks like a silver laced wyandotte to me
     
  7. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) Crested mix, perhaps a Sultan mix with a red colored bird?
    2) Crested mix - from what I see, probably a crested EE cross.
    3) Looks like a BSL to me.
    4) Silver laced wyandotte.
     
  8. donrae

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    No, don't really see Sebright there. Sebrights are--don't know how to explain really, [​IMG] very upright little birds. Their heads and tails are upright and the wings have a strong downsweep. I'm sure their SOP has the correct words to say what I'm thinking--the body type just looks wrong to me. Cocky is the word I think of in relation to Sebrights [​IMG] and neither of those birds has that cocky look. Sebrights also have rose combs and grey/white? legs--not sure of the exact color legs, but it's not yellow or dark.
     
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  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    awesome, i want to be like you when i grow up! chicken wise i mean lol im 50
     
  10. donrae

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    Oh, well that's easy. Just spend hours and hours on this site! Most of what I know I've learned here, plus just having chickens most of my life. My Ozark Gramma was a big help, too!
     

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