Guessing la fleche?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hacook, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. hacook

    hacook New Egg

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    Purchased these pullets as Australorps. They look more like la fleche or something else. What do you think they are?

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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Where are you getting them from and where did they get them from?
     
  3. hacook

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    I got them from man who had his own backyard chickens. He said they were austulorps.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like crossbreds to me. Maybe Sumatra crosses.
     
  5. hacook

    hacook New Egg

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    Here are more pictures.

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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Mixed breeds.
     
  7. KuneKune

    KuneKune Out Of The Brooder

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    Mixed sumatra and gamehen i would think
     
  8. hacook

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    Bummer. I want them for eggs.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Good rule of thumb---when you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. This means, when you're trying to ID a bird's breed, something common is far more likely than a rare, exotic breed. And rare, exotic breeds are usually labeled as such, and cost accordingly.

    Not Le Fleche. They have white ear lobes and V combs, for starters. Plus, they're pretty hard to find, not something most backyarders are going to have hanging around and not mention when selling birds.

    Different earlobes, leg color and body shapes show they're mixed breed birds, likely different parents (not full siblings). Since the seller said Australorps, they could well have some of that in the gene pool, but there's also something lighter bodied, gamy in build. The black is a dominant color, so it's hard to say what they could be mixed with.

    I'd grow them up to point of lay and see how they do. They may be fine layers, and good foragers given the chance.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breeds, possibly with Sumatra and/or Old English Game in them.
     

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