First they were austrolorps, then JG's, now what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mcvrxjen, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. mcvrxjen

    mcvrxjen Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some little black and yellow chicks from TSC at the beginning of April... I was told then they were black Austrolorps. As they got a little older, after reading the forum here, they have yellow on the bottom of their feet, so I realized they were JG's.... About a month ago, they started developing some gold patterned feathering on their backs (all 3 are roos) and some white lacing between their breast and leg area. The legs are almost all yellow now. What are these guys? 2 of them have more than the 3rd roo, but they have bright green sheen in the black feathers as well, although it doesnt show well in the pics, and light brown "eyebrows." They are very fancy with all of these colors!

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    I have a couple of hens, and I am assuming they are production reds, they were tan as chicks, but would love someone else's input... Here is one, they are pretty much identical

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  2. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Dang, when I see a questionable breed, something usually pops to the mind right away. I didn't get that with these. Sorry I'm of no help to you.
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Black Sexlink maybe? [​IMG]
    I'm REALLY bad at this breed/gender guessing thing, though, I warn you! [​IMG]
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I can tell you without any doubt that they are two good looking roosters!
     
  5. mcvrxjen

    mcvrxjen Out Of The Brooder

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    The pics I have seen of black sex-link roos, there is barring- these guys dont have barring on the black feathers. I was weird because one of them started with 1 gold feather, and I thought it was just a rogue feather! Maybe some weird nutritional thing. This has progressed... I have been on the internet searching images, just to see if something came to mind. Maybe they are some sort of weird crossbreed. There is no way I have this forum stumped![​IMG] They are super handsome, and although my straight run chicks came out to 4 roos and 2 hens, I hate to eat them or get rid of them!
     
  6. mcvrxjen

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    Pic of one of them as a chick...
     
  7. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like mixed breeds to me. The hen is a production red, yes. I have one. Great layers!
     
  8. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say that you got them at Tractor Supply, did you buy them from the store, or was there a chicken sale/swap that day? If it was from the sale, they are probably mixed....

    They might be Partridge Rock mixes, at least the one on the right with the yellow legs. I don't think JG, because those are supposed to have dark legs, with yellow on the bottom...

    They are really handsome no matter what!


    p.s. Where's Nathalie? Also, forgot to say [​IMG] !!
     
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  9. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Sunday Dinner! [​IMG]

    Seriously, though I don't know. The red hens look just like some red sex links I have. [​IMG]
     
  10. mcvrxjen

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    I did buy them from TSC on South Boston, VA, not locally or at a swap. So you think TSC may have bought locally? I just assumed they would buy from a hatchery. Nathalie is in Northern Halifax Co, lots of chickens out here! Thank you for welcoming me! I love this forum and can spend hours on the computer reading old posts, much to the dismay of the husband.

    I had wondered about Leghorn or black copper Marans crossing with Austrolorp, but there is silver lacing(?) or pencilling (black feathers with white around the edge) on his abdominal area and legs- I tried to get a good picture, but he was not going for the full frontal shot, lol! They are 12 weeks old and huge, so I thought maybe JG cross for the black. I will have to continue to post pics as they feather out... or it will remain a mystery b/c they will be in my freezer!
     
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