Can you help me to identify?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickencrazy2018, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Chickencrazy2018

    Chickencrazy2018 Chirping

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    Hi guys!
    So about 4 months ago I got my first flock of Chickens from a woman my husband worked for (handyman services). She was moving and wanted to give us the chickens she didn't want. We got 5 in total, 4 hens and 1 rooster. All we was told was that they are supposed to be yearlings.
    No breed information was given.
    My husband believes our Rooster is a Rhode Island Red, is this true?

    Thank you guys in advance, it's much appreciated.

    P.S. I have yet to identify the hens. All but 1 lay brown eggs. 1 lays a blue egg. I thought maybe easter Egger but no shades of green or anything. Always a light baby blue. Possibly a cross.
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    He looks like a brown leghorn rooster.
     
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  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    Brown leghorn roo. I think
     
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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    I'm have no clue to breeds :oops: but don't think RIR have white ears. He is "handsome" ... Wow, light blue eggs, can we see? You could post pictures of the hens, the experienced should be able to give you a clue ....

    @Lady of McCamley @Ravynscroft @Brahma Chicken5000
     
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    He's a Brown Leghorn. And Easter Eggers don't lay a different color everyday. Each hen will only ever lay one color of egg. The easter egger name means that you can have 5 Easter Egger hens, and each one will lay their own color, all different from each other.
     
  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Definitely not a Rhode Island Red. Possibly a Brown Leghorn but I’m not sure. Post pictures of the hens and we can help you identify the breeds you have. @Gray Farms will be able to help
     
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  7. Chickencrazy2018

    Chickencrazy2018 Chirping

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    Oh ok thank you! I did not know that! I am knew to the colored eggs that are out there. I really appreciate your information . :)
     
  8. Chickencrazy2018

    Chickencrazy2018 Chirping

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    I was thinking maybe he was a cross between the Brown Leghorn and a Rhode Island possibly since his eyes are not black looking like an original Leghorn . I am still a newbie so I'm unsure. :)
     
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  9. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    He may be a cross :idunno Can you post some more photos of him and your hens?
     
  10. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Songster

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    In my opinion your rooster is definitely a light brown leghorn. The dark brown leghorns don't have the "orange" feathers, they are very dark. Enjoy your chickens and yak yaking on BYC! :cool:
     

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