Breed? New chicken owner.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by teriz1091, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. teriz1091

    teriz1091 Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband & I are first time chicken owners, & decided to raise a trio of them in our city backyard. The chicks are 6 weeks old now & doing wonderfully, but I'm just not quite sure what a couple of them are. Also, I'm assuming they're all female. If one turns out to be a rooster, we'all have to return him to the farm we got them from, as roosters are illegal in the city.

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    We've been calling this one Goldie, & I'm unsure as to what she is. Maybe a Rhode Island Red? She is by far the most tame of the 3. When I pick her up she buries her head in my jacket & lets me stroke her back.


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    This is Speckles & Blackie. Blackie is the most timid, though still hand tame. She's a Barred Rock, unless I'm mistaken. We assumed when we got them that Speckles was a Speckled Sussex, but I don't think she is. I'm clueless as to her breed. Any help?

    The chicks are doing great, they've started roosting at night and are pleasant little birds. I still have them confined to a wire dog crate for their outside run for the time being, only because our yard is adjacent to a very busy road, so if they fly over the privacy fence they're goners. My vet said he'd clip their wings for me to keep them safely in their yard, so that is getting done soon and then they will have full access to a roughly 10' x 25' area of the yard we sectioned off from the rest.

    Thanks for any help guessing their breed & sex!
     
  2. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know much about chickens but that is not a speckled sussex cuz i have one and the feet are supposed to be pinkish or white i know leghorns are supposed to have yellow feet and wellsummers but maybe.shes a wellsummers the other are def. pullets cuz i have a.br cockerel and a red one like urs cockerel and their comb is big and red
     
  3. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on the possible wellsummer i think a pic of her face would help more in guessing gender and breed
     
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  4. teriz1091

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    Sorry, she turned as I took the picture. Here's another one of her face.[​IMG]
    Speckles
     
  5. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well shes a girl most def but on breed im no big help.cuz on the pic. her feet look blackish so i wouldnt know.sorry! !!
     
  6. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. teriz1091

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    She does have odd blue/gray legs.
     
  8. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    possible easter egger? does she have puffy cheeks sorry just guessing here
     
  9. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    actually it looks very much like an easter egger i think thats what you have because the leg color matches the category
     
  10. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE. Not all EEs have beards and muffs.
     

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