Breeds, breeds, what breed are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hipmarye, May 15, 2007.

  1. hipmarye

    hipmarye Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    We adopted our little chicks from a friend so we don't know who's what breed or who's a boy and who's a girl. They are 5 weeks old now and I think we've figured out the boys from the girls, but still not luck with the breed.

    Muddy Waters is a girl, we think and she has greenish legs.

    Mahognay is probably a boy.

    Butter looks like a boy to us.

    Peanut is a girl.

    We think Sunshine is a boy.

    And little Midnight is a girl.

    Can anyone help identifying the breed?
    They are probably mixed.
  2. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Im fairly new to telling chicken breeds,but i will give it a try,im still learning how to tell breeds myself.
    Please correct me if im wrong.

    muddy waters looks like a buff oprington possibly.

    mohagany looks like a black sex link

    butter i think is a buff oprington too?

    peanut and the rest . i have no idea,not good at all with the feather foot kinds.
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    The ones with green legs are probably Easter Eggers. The ones with feathers on their legs look like they are a Cochin cross, more than likely with a Easter Egger (EE). Just guesses though, I am sure someone will chime in with more knowledge.
  4. ChrissyNC

    ChrissyNC In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2007
    Richlands, NC
    I still go with Muddy Waters being an Ameracauna. Looks just like my 6 week old Ameracauna girls.
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    The reason I say EE and not Araucanas is that "true" Araucanas are rumpless and bearded. So that is why I will stick with EE.
  6. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Songster

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    The white feather foot, Sunshine, is probably a Light Brahma mix. It has the black feathers coming in the right areas. It looks like my Light Brahma mixes (mine are mixed with Barred Rocks and ?). Butter definitely looks like a Buff Orpington. Muddy Waters definitely has some Araucana (or EE, I've never known the exact difference) in it (leg color) and looks like it might be mixed with Partridge Rock. The others I'm not so sure!
    But, I really love your Peanut!! I think she's beautiful!
    Amy J.
  7. hipmarye

    hipmarye Songster

    Apr 12, 2007

    Thanks for the help. I guess it doesn't
    really matter, we were all just curious.
    My son wants to eat eggs that are 'not
    white'. We're thinking we will have
    brown and from Muddy Waters maybe
  8. montverdechick

    montverdechick Songster

    Mar 10, 2007
    Central Florida
    Muddy Waters is definitely an Amerucana. She has a rump, so she isn't an Arucana. Don't I have one that is just like her. EE don't tend to have the blueish legs.
  9. ella

    ella Songster

    Ameracaunas have 8 recognized colors, Muddy Waters doesn't fit the bill, so to speak. [​IMG] I'd say she's a pretty EE. Here's a page with pic's of the recognized colors for Ameracaunas:

    also think Butter looks like a Buff Orp.

    Sunshine looks like a Light Brahma.

    Peanut is adorable I'd guess Cochin cross- same for Midnight.

    No idea what Mahognay is though I did get a similarly colored chick from a Buff over Black cross.

    Cute babies!

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