Forgive my ignorance. :) Need help with breed!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SangaChicken, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. SangaChicken

    SangaChicken Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    I've had chickens forever, but have only recently discovered the amazing variety of breeds and groups devoted to said breed. The last week or so, I've sat in my chicken run for morning coffee.. asking my flock to identify themselves. They haven't been much help. Apparently, they haven't read any breed directories either! So in an effort to help me learn, and to solve their recently inflected identity crisis... if you have any ideas what any of these might be, please let me know. [​IMG]

    I know this little hen is a banny, but that is about it!

    This hen is sweet as can be, but no ideas as to what she is:


    I know these chicks are likely too young to tell, but if anyone has any suggestions on what a few MIGHT be..


    Especially the chick in the back, right, who is partridge colored. He was hatched the same day from the hatchery, but he's LEAGUES bigger than the other chickens, and very very inquisitive.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Pic #2 is a Light Brown Leghorn.

    Can't help you with the rest. Hen #1 is beautiful... mottled something.
  3. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    The first hen is a silver spangles hamburg. Not sur about the second hen. One the chicks, the black ones look like my black jersey giants but the australorps are also colored that.
  4. SangaChicken

    SangaChicken Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    She IS a Silver Spangled Hamburg! Thank you! I googled it, and found what appears to be all of her extended family on Google Images. For whatever reason, I feel much better knowing. [​IMG]

    And a Brown Leghorn. Cool. Thanks for ya'lls help.

    I have another one.. this little (Well, not so little) lady..

    I have guesses but I'm still learning.


    She is very camera shy. Not the obvious silkies, but the black and white speckled hen somewhat in the background..

  5. Chicky~Buddy

    Chicky~Buddy In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2009
    hi there my guesses

    the first one silver spangle hamburg

    second one brown leghorn

    chicks in box~ mmm back left corner wht crested ones...
    if clean leg maybe wht polish?
    if feather leg maybe Sultans?

    right corner ~ crested chick ~ golden laced polish
    those blk chicks in box ~ not sure they appear feather legged? maybe red fella is cochin?
    stripe one cant see well but maybe EE easter egger?

    edit: my bad did not read the print at bottom of photo [​IMG]
    its cuckoo pattern...gosh hard to tell breed
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Cannot see her comb really well (speckled one in third pic) but it could be a Cuckoo Maran, Barred Rock or Dominique. they are the most prominent barred breeds. Look them up and see if you find her leg and comb type in those breeds. [​IMG]

    In the chick left little reddish brown one looks like m partridge rock as a baby the block one top tight of picture looks like my Black australorps as babies...bottom right red one looks my new Hampshire red as a chick...could be a rhode island red but the color does not look right for a rhode island.

    thosw puffball heads are probably polish and that fat little thing in lower left if it has feathered feet is a cochin. LOL

    they are just a box full of cute is what they are. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    In the last photo the barred bird looks to be a cuckoo something or other--what colour are her legs? Is that a single comb?

  8. OldMORoo

    OldMORoo In the Brooder

    Feb 13, 2009
    S. W. MO
    For some reason I can't get a full pics. But #2, all I see is breast and butt feather that look like my Welsummer pullets. More pics. please. [​IMG]

    All of pics came in now, Welsummer roo.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  9. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Songster

    #2 is not a wellie roo. Please notice large white earlobes. And hen feathering. And Leghorn build. And Partridge hen coloration.
    Probably Brown Leghorn.

  10. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    The first one may not be a bantam, how do you know? I only ask because I have three silver spangled hamburgs, but they're just smaller than other hens. I have a brown leghorn, too; and I think she's the most gorgeous thing in my flock.

    It looks like you got the same mix I did.


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