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Help identify the mutts

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dulcelife, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. dulcelife

    dulcelife Out Of The Brooder

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    The hatch was successful, the mutts are starting to feather out.

    The roo is a RIR.
    The Hens are:
    Buff Orpington
    Barred Rock
    Black Sex Links

    Just want folks opinions of what I might have. All opinions are welcome!

    Here are some of the mutts:

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    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know little to nothing about chicken genetics, but I would look for that last chick to start crowing one day. He's got some thick 'ol legs.[​IMG]
     
  3. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well,
    I would bet the yellow chick came out of the Buff Orpington, I don't know much about the others. But, I bet they will be pretty! I have a barnyard mix too.
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The RIR over barred rock will give you first generation sex links... but I don't see any of those that I can identify, so your BR probably isn't a mom.

    RIR over BSL will be a mutt (maybe those adorable black chicks with the brown/buff faces?) since BSL don't produce sex linked offspring and the result will depend on what the hatchery cross was to produce BSL. Commonly red roo over BR hen.

    I have no idea, really. But they're CUTE!!!
     
  5. whoaitsmike

    whoaitsmike Out Of The Brooder

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    I dunno about the breed, but they are just ADORABLE!
     
  6. dulcelife

    dulcelife Out Of The Brooder

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    correction

    Double checked with the owner of the Rooster. Is is actually an Ameraucana.

    So what I have is the office spring of one or more of the following:

    The roo is a Ameraucana.
    The Hens are:
    Buff Orpington
    Barred Rock
    Black Sex Links

    That changes things up a bit Huh?

    Guesses?
     
  7. Blubirdz

    Blubirdz Out Of The Brooder

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    what a stink eye in the last picture!
     
  8. dulcelife

    dulcelife Out Of The Brooder

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    Update:

    Chicks first day in the sun for an hour.

    Still looking for professional or not-so professional opinions.

    I know I have at least two BO looking chicks with solid buff primaries coming in. One or two BO gene carrying hens would be nice.

    Have another couple with BR feathering starting up. Hope I wind up with a one or two BR hens.

    Have another three that are buff looking with off-colored primaries coming in. The might be future food.

    Have some blacks with reddish faces also possible future food.

    All roos will naturally be future food since Roo roos are a no no in my county.

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  9. dulcelife

    dulcelife Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Know what? I agree. The bugger has got bigger feet than any of the other 13 chicks.

    I have christianed him: BigFoot.
     
  10. Garrisonkidsduo2

    Garrisonkidsduo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say the yellow came from the Buff Orpington and the blacks came from you black sex link. I just hatched some chickes from a Buff Orpington and a Road Island Red and the are Orange to Orangish Red with a little bit of Black marks but only where the RIR has black marks.
     

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