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Can You Help Me Find Out What Breed These Chicks Are..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Doodle_Doo, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my neighbors gave me six chicks at three days old because the hen for some reason wouldnt take care of them...she gave me these but i have no idea what they are, and she doesnt know either..here is one of the males..or at least i think it is, this one and three others have the comb and are this coloration..

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    the other two dont have a comb or have this coloration they are lighter brown..they are five weeks old going on six this friday..

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    this was the best pic of my neighbors rooster..she says its about a year and a half old..the hen is about the same size but a spotten cinnamon color..but the male doesnt have a comb at all..how can that be? it also doesnt have the waddle??
    would these chicks be standard or bantam just by looking at the roo?
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2009
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    welsummer?
     
  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like wellies

    although they could be bb-red something...


    Bantam or standard?
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Ha- you posted this twice. I agree- welsummers. The roo is in the first pic, girls in the other. They look standard- if you compare feathering and size of the hand.
     
  5. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they have pea comb and look more Game to me.Female Welsumer has brown patern.This female is mostly Wheaten.
     
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  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Female is too dark to be wheaton, and I agree the roo looks like a game
     
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    American Gamefowl.. Yes they're pea combed. And yellow legs.. So could possibly be sweater or yellow legged hatch in origin.
     
  8. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The father rooster has most likely been "dubbed"...he has had the comb and wattles cut off. I watched a ex BF and his father do this to their game roosters....all I can say is "Ouch!"
     
  9. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dubbed?
    what is that for?
    does it have any benifits?
     
  10. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Dubbed?
    what is that for?
    does it have any benifits?

    Show, prevention of frostbites, rebalancing the rooster if the comb gets too large, etc.
     

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