Guess the breed!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karriellen, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. karriellen

    karriellen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all, I'm new to the page and to the chicken world! I picked up a few pullets from a reputable hatchery yesterday. I chose 2 Barred Rocks 2 Austrolrps and 2 Buff Orpingtons. I can easily distinguish the buffs, however, I'm not sure if I have any barred rocks. The two I thought were supposed to be the barred rocks are a golden/orange/brown color with one small brown stripe down their head with a small amount of brown marks on their wing feathers that are coming in. Any ideas on if these could be barred rocks? Did he give me a totally different breed? Any clue what breed they could be?! Lol.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. karriellen

    karriellen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I'm happy to be here!!
     
  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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    Welcome and good luck with your chicks!
     
  5. karriellen

    karriellen Out Of The Brooder

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  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Barred Rock chicks aren't brown...they are black with a bit of white marking on them. Here is a picture of one of mine when she was little so you can see:
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    I don't know what the brown chicks are in your photo...you might have to wait a 2-3 more weeks to be able to get a good idea.

    Even if they aren't the breed you asked for, I hope you're enjoying them!
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Your buff orps look very red, they are more a golden buff - wonder what else they sold you. If you can wait till 6 weeks or so, you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this,"
     
  8. karriellen

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    These are my "flock" I can tell the two lightest ones are the buffs and those are definitely a golden buff. The ones in the first picture were the ones in question! Lol. I think after a comment on a previous post, they gave me Production Reds (which were supposed to be barred rocks) as the two black ones I believe are the Black Austrolorps. They're also under a red light so that might change their color a bit. I'm still amazed he gave me the wrong breed since he supplies chicks to most of the stores around me. I'll still love the little chicks regardless [​IMG]
     
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  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. I don't know for sure, but I do know they are adorable! Good luck with them. :)
     
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  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).

    All the best
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