Breed with no ID

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crooked stripe, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a dozen bantam hatching eggs from Meyer Hatchery 13 weeks ago. With 2 e-mails and photos to Meyer they have not been able to ID this bird. I also purchased the Stoney's Poultry Breed book and there is no picture of this chicken. I was hoping this chicken was a certain breed. I have come to the conclusion it must be some kind of a mix. I also would think that Meyer would have some idea of what they are selling. I will still buy the assorted packages from them just for the fact of the fun of trying to figure what the heck I have received. Is this a common occurrence or something out of the ordinary. Here is the pic of what I sent. What do you all think?

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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    shes easy-BBR (black breasted red) OEGB (Old english game bantam)
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have 1 that looks just like her,, except shes not a bantam,, and her comb flops like a leghorn,,, lol.
     
  4. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you folks come up with that breed? I realize I am new to chickens and don't know all that much but where do you learn how to ID the chickens? I would like to learn but don't know where to start. John
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:theres all kinds of things to look at,,,, color, pattern, comb color and size, size of birds, earlobe color, feet color,, muffs, beards,, and probably 100 more things [​IMG]
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:One way to learn to identify breeds/varieties would be to go to the American Poultry Association website & buy a copy of the Standard Of Perfection. It has descriptions of all the recognized breeds/varieties* and pictures of most of them.
    *The American Bantam Association publishes their own Standard for bantam fowl & they recognize some breeds/varieties that the APA does not.
     
  7. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The more I read this morning the more I understand how much I don't know. I just assumed that an OEGB all looked alike, not the case at all according to the 3 pages of pictures of OEB's in Stoney's guide. Is there a breed that has been the same for years? This is probably a loaded question. Thanks for the replies. John
     
  8. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, DTchickens, I do think you are right BBRB (Black-breasted red). The cock has the black breast. Look at the feathersite.com under Game bantam,Old English. De
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yup. [​IMG]
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, bbr oegb pullet.
     

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