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Can someone help me identify these breeds please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littleamber26, May 17, 2017.

  1. littleamber26

    littleamber26 Just Hatched

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    I am new to chicken raising and we received 5 chicks from my sons preschool that they hatched in class. I was told that they were made up of Sussex, dot kings, Cochins and a few mystery breeds. I got an additional 3 elsewhere that claim to be Rhode Island reds that I want to confirm to be true. I'm fairly certain of the breed of two of the hens, however one will be pictured to be sure!
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    I'm pretty sure this black pullet is a Cochin, her feet are my main identifier here lol

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    I'm fairly certain this is a rooster, I caught him trying to crow the other day
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    I'm not sure on this girl, she has 5 toes but has these feathered feet so I'm not really sure.
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    These 3 are all the same hen
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    I have three girls that all look
    Like this, these are the ones that claimed
    To be Rhode Island reds but I feel like they're awful light, closer to a buff color. So please help!

    Thanks!
     
  2. littleamber26

    littleamber26 Just Hatched

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    Dot kings should be "dorkings"
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    The 'RIR' are Buff Orpingtons.
     
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  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I'm not sure on the feather footed ones. They may very well be Cochins crossed with a five toed breed.
     
  5. littleamber26

    littleamber26 Just Hatched

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    There's only one with 5 toes. The "rir's" I suspected weren't what they claimed. Thanks for the confirmation!
     
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Dorkings have 5 toes so that could be where the extra toe is coming from in your 5 toed beauty.
     
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    littleamber26 Just Hatched

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    I posted in another forum and got one opinion based solely on comb and wattle but I have read this isn't the most reliable indicator of gender. This chick at 7 weeks old is the one in question. I hadn't questioned for a minute that it was a she because it feathered quickly and evenly like all the others, and has a similar posture. The one that stood out as a rooster feathered much slower especially around the wing bows and tail. This black one tends to be more assertive than the others and often hasn't minor squabbles with the rooster. I just wanted to get more opinions on gender. Praying for another hen but if it's a rooster it's not a crisis. Thanks! IMG_1131.JPG IMG_1132.JPG
    It has a fluffy patch of feathers just by the tail like the other hens have.
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