Can anyone tell me what breed my chickens are.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by csnody0913, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. csnody0913

    csnody0913 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the chicken my son named Ninja Chicken. Not sure if chicken or rooster.
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    This is Henrietta
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    This is my rooster Rex
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Ninja is a mixed breed cockerel.
    Henrietta is a pretty blue Ester egger, or possibly a blue Ameraucana.
    Rex is so pretty! He looks like a mix, from what I can see I'd say Wyandotte x Orpington. Possibly he could be a buff Wyandotte with strong Colombian markings.
     
  3. csnody0913

    csnody0913 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Mabel, I have had to nurse her back to health. She is still not walking right on her right foot, and her left eye doesn't look right. I am new to chickens so any input or advise is welcome.
     
  4. csnody0913

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    Thank you
     
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    csnody0913 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what her eye looks like
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    And this is how she walks sometime especially if she is trying to move fast
     
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    This is Ohanna
     
  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm afraid Mabel looks like a cockerel too although I'm not familiar with the breed.

    I would be concerned about that lameness/clenched foot, as that can be one of the first signs of Marek's disease. It can get progressively worse or suddenly improve to the point that you can't tell there was ever a problem. Unfortunately they often have a second or third attack if they recover from the first. I have found my cockerels that go lame like this have a better chance of survival than my pullets which get it. Keeping them as stress free as possible is really important, as stress is usually the trigger for an attack or an aggravating factor. Hope it's something more benign but probably important for you to read up about it so that you are prepared if it is Marek's.
    It's a disease that affects the immune system, so the eye problem may well be linked to it, although there is an ocular strain of the Marek's virus, which usually shows up as hazy or irregular shaped pupils and difficulty with sight....often pecking at food and missing.

    Good luck with your flock. You may need to weed out some of those cockerels for the sake of the pullets.... or get significantly more pullets. So far I am seeing 3 cockerels and 2 pullets. Once those boys reach sexual maturity, those girls are going to get a really hard time and if it is Marek's, then that will almost certainly trigger it to break out in them. Hope I'm wrong but I'm speaking from first hand experience and it's a pretty heart breaking disease.
     
  8. csnody0913

    csnody0913 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your input, if Mabel is a cockerel then I only have 4 hens I think I have 2 white leghorns but only one of them is laying
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    The one on the right is Daisy and the one on the left is Minnie. I got them from the same person who said they hatched at the same time. Daisy is currently the only hen that is laying for me right now they were both born in April of this year.
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    I am concerned about Daisy because I have noticed these spots on her Comb
     
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  9. QueenMisha

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    Ninja is a mixed breed cockerel.

    Henrietta is an Easter Egger pullet.

    Rex is a mixed breed cock, probably with influences of Wyandotte, maybe Orpington too.

    Mabel is an Easter Egger cockerel.

    Ohanna is a Buff Orpington pullet.

    I would recommend purchasing some antibiotic ocular ointment for Mabel. Be sure to watch all of your other other birds as well as him carefully for any signs of sneezing, coughing, rattling, gurgling, and nasal discharge, as swollen eyes can sometimes be an indicator of a contagious respiratory disease. You should also do a full physical exam of the entire leg, from hip to toes. Do an exam of the other leg first to get an idea of what a normal leg should feel like. Move the leg and feel how the joints move as you do so. Pinch the toe as well - hold him in your hand with his legs hanging down, and pinch the toe of the afflicted foot. Then pinch the other one. See how his reactions differ, and how much he can move the leg. To help rule out Marek's, check his neck for "Pancake Tumors". They will be small, fatty, pancake-shaped lumps just under the skin along the back of his lower neck, on the spine. They don't show up in all Marek's infected birds, maybe only 50%, but they are one of the common things that will slip past vaccines, and can be useful indicators.

    EDIT: And Daisy and Minnie are both pullets as well.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha
     

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