Five new Banty Hens - Are they what they are supposed to be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BarkingDogs, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. BarkingDogs

    BarkingDogs Out Of The Brooder

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    I received these cute little banty hens yesterday from a family who could no longer care for them. I am very new to chicken raising and want to make sure they are the breeds I was told.

    Front: White Auraucana
    Left: Auraucana - not sure what this color would be called
    Left Center: White Cochin
    Right Center: Buff Brahma
    Right: Porcelain d' Uccle


    So, what do you think?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Breeds seem right (to me, anyway) but I'm wondering if your d'uccle might be a roo. Can you get a profile pick of 'it'?
     
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  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your first 2 look more like EEs than true Araucana. Could you post more pics of those 2? The others look good.
     
  4. BarkingDogs

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    Here is a closer pic of my d-Uccle.

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  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    BarkingDogs quick question..... Are you in the U.S.?

    If so then bird 1 is eather a EE or a white Ameraucana, ( cant see the legs )
    Bird 2 is a EE
    (Auraucana's dont have a tail or a beard. They are tailess and have ear-tufts)


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  6. BarkingDogs

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    Here are a couple pics of one of the said to be Araucana's. I couldn't get a picture of the white one because the battery died on my camera. I will get one after it's charged up again. This one looks really scruffy and dirty in her face. I'm not sure what the cause is. The rest of the hens look great. She is about 1 years old.

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    What do you think.... Araucana or EE? Also, any ideas on how scruffy her face looks? She's pretty ugly [​IMG]
     
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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Are you in the U.S.?
    chis
     
  8. BarkingDogs

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    Quote:Yes I am in the U.S. I was pretty sure they weren't Auracana's once I saw them in person, so I wonder if they EE's or Ameraucana's. They are both a little bossy and flighty, especially the white one. The greyish colored one laid a light blue egg yesterday.
     
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  9. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would say they are bantam EE's . the one in the new pic has some spotting on the wings . Meaning its a crossed color making it a bantam EE .

    Mixed color ameraucana = EE's as im told

    cool birds though
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Her face really needs a bath... whether that's blood from a hen fight or she's gotten into a face full of sticky fruit, she's not going to get that off easy.
     

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