chicks how to tell breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by new2chick, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. new2chick

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  2. new2chick

    new2chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Mom was easter egger dad was Americana I believe
     
  3. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Steps on idenifying breeds

    1- When you buy birds ask what they are and don't buy them unless you can know
    2- Young chicks are hard to determine since they are so young and there are plenty of breeds at that age that look the same. Chicks will show feather legs and the crested breeds will start to develop a crest
    3-When the bird goes through it's first molt (there are three official ones before it becomes an adult) sometimes the color will change out from the original chick color. Some chickens have exclusive varieties
    4-Combs can also help some chickens (or most) have Single Combs, some have Rose, others Pea combs, and some Strawberry. A young cockerel will show more features of combs and color
    5- When all else fails look in the APA standard of perfection. Breeds have defining features that make them their own breed (The standard of perfection will not accept a breed that is so simalar to another one like the example: White Java's were in the Standard but when the White Plymouth came in it was removed because there were no features that separated them) American breeds tend to be big with yellow legs.
     
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  4. new2chick

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    Bought them with mother knowing what she was but not dad and was understanding that they didnt breed true...
     
  5. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie Queen of Stache

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    [​IMG] Can anyone tell me the breed of my Bantam rooster? His chest is like a barred rock chicken.
     
  6. new2chick

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    3 of them are showing more of a comb but that doesnt necessarily mean their cockaroos right? Im so new to chickens apologizes in advance. But I do believe their done molting and their colors are permant...their about 11wks old
     
  7. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie Queen of Stache

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    Sorry for my question having nothing to do with yours, wondering if anyone can name my roosters breed.
     
  8. new2chick

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    Oh your fine I dont know much but try looking up oegb chickens looks similar....hes deff got the size of a bantam
     
  9. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie Queen of Stache

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    I think he's a mixed breed of some sort. He's not pure bred.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

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    They are likely mixed breeds, as the "Americana" and Easter Egger are already mixes.


    Old English Game bantam mix.
     

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