Did I identify these breeds correctly?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by howlingwoodsfarm, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. This is the first year we raised a variety of chickens. Did we identify the breeds correctly. The pictures are at this link.


    I know the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is that because we hatched them specifically. And I'm sure about the Barred Rocks. Any input would be appreciated.
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    The only one I see that doesn't look right is the Campine. ... the neck should be solid buff and the every where else she should have gold and black barring...
    She almost looks like a Phoenix that is too dark in the body.

    Your Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is very pretty, btw. [​IMG]
  3. ChicksinBoise

    ChicksinBoise Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    I'm thinking the one you have as a Brown Leghorn could also be a Partridge Rock. Fun looking flock. [​IMG]

    We have a chick that looks almost identical to your Black Australorp, same age too so I'm glad to see what breed she is. She is also the most tame of the 7 we have.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2007
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    The tail on the buff orphington doesn't look right. Maybe a buff rock...?
  5. Wow we have had 4 different guesses to the identity of this bird, we have been told, Golden Campine, Golden Pheonix, Brown Leghorn and Partridge Rock. Any input would be appreciated as at this point we have no clue what these birds are.
    8 weeks in the picture

  6. ella

    ella Songster

    I think the reason you're getting lots of different opionions is because young brown Leghorns share the same coloring as many of the breeds mentioned. I think you have a Brown Leghorn, here's why:

    Golden Phoenix have very long, ususally slate legs, yours has yellow legs. Also Phoenix are much less common than Leghorns.

    If it was a Campine you would've known as a chick, they are very brightly colored with zigzags of white grey and brown. I didn't see any chicks like that in your pics.

    Partridge Rocks have a much heavier build even as young 'uns. Your chick looks like a light breed, a Leghorn.

    That's my opinion, but it could just be the Sangria talking! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2007
  7. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Quote:Hey pass that Sangria..........I have NO clue yet
  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
  9. Ha, well we appreciate the input. The only reason we really care is because if they were phoenix is because I don't think we are ready for the long fancy tails, even though females don't seem to. I am hoping they are brown leghorns. We have white leghorns and these brown ones and they are the ones that love to fly the most, maybe because they are lighter weight then the other breeds? I am guessing. Mainly we want to get more of a variety so we need to part with some chickens and need to know what the heck to tell people we are selling, I figure people like to know what they are buying and don't want to advertise that we have something we don't. We will call them brown leghorns then.
    Thanks again for the input. I'm glad we got it figured out. By the way, how do leghorns in general do in winter? Up here in our area of Maine it gets to neg 20 a dozen times or so a winter, even colder then that a few nights also.. will leghorns be ok? we plan to use a heat lamp(w/ 250 wat bulb) , besides cramming them in(as we were told by a Mainer) what else can we do to help them make it through the winter?

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