Got some free chickens - not sure of breed? Delaware, Light Sussex, etc?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saintbee, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. saintbee

    saintbee Out Of The Brooder

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    I got these chickens [​IMG]as pullets from a friend who was overloaded this summer. I got two hens like this, a pure white which I'm pretty sure is a White Rock, some RIRs and a barred rock, along with two roosters which are pictured (we're supposed to be pullets). [​IMG]One of the hens is starting to get broody and I want to try to let her hatch some eggs out but I'd love to know what breed she is first! Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
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  2. saintbee

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    They're a little full of life today. It's the first warm enough day to venture to the barn (finally above 40 here in NY!) here's a slightly better photo. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Would vote they are both the pullet and the roo are Columbian Plymouth Rocks.
     
  4. Mr King

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    They 're not delawares that's for sure. They're light sussex to me.
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I was going with CPRs because of the yellow legs, Sussex should have pink/white.
     
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  6. saintbee

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    That was what I thought after some research too. But I can't really see a huge difference between the Columbian and the Sussex.
     
  7. Mr King

    Mr King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's right. This are Colombian plymouth rock.
     
  8. Mr King

    Mr King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.!
     
  9. saintbee

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    Thanks! Looking at the girls in the daylight and knowing the leg color difference now, I think they are the CPRs.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

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    They look like Columbian Plymouth Rocks to me, too. Pretty birds!
     

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