Can anyone let me know what breed of chicken this is Please! :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by backinthecoop45, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. backinthecoop45

    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one on this small farm seems to know what breed these are because they received them as an unknown assortment. But if they lay the colored eggs then I would like them so I was hoping someone here can let me know what breed of chicken this is before I purchase them & add them to my flock Please! :) Thank you in advance for your suggestions & help. :)
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top pic is a Partridge Cochin cockerel "no eggs". Bottom pic is a Silver Gray Dorking pullet "white eggs".
     
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  3. backinthecoop45

    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoo! Thank you very much! :D
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    The top one won't be laying any eggs at all. He's a cockerel.

    I agree with Gray Farms on the breeds. I believe Dorkings lay white eggs.
     
  5. backinthecoop45

    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait. Don't the Silver Gray Dorkings have 5 toes instead of 4 and have red ears & lay white eggs. I also heard that they are a rare breed.
     
  6. backinthecoop45

    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This Dorking doesn't have 5 toes or red ears.
     
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    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte?
     
  8. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Can we have a better picture? Yes, Dorkings have five toes and red ear lobes, and if she doesn't, then she isn't Dorking. She isn't a BLRW either.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does have 5 toes, you can clearly see it in the pictures. Also the color matches perfectly.
     
  10. donrae

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    Agree on the breeds. You can see the five toes on the right foot of the Dorking. I'm not sure they're fantastic layers, so if egg production is high on your list you may want to skip her and look for a more production oriented breed. And definitely skip the first guy, no eggs from him ever.
     

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