Help me figure out what my babies are....please! *PIC HEAVY*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by qtmomo112, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. qtmomo112

    qtmomo112 Out Of The Brooder

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    Firstly sorry for the extremely long post. and the load of pictures
    ok so to start the story off i bought eggs from a local feed store (also our diving shop around here lol) and popped them in the incubator and well 21 days later i had 11 little peepers running around. they are now 3 1/2 weeks old. since the chickens the store owner has are free range i know all the babies are mixed but i was hoping to get some guess at what they might be mixed between. thanks a bunch to whoever can help me!!
    so ill start with the adults (since im a newbie and not sure on the breeds)

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    the black ones with the red chest (so sorry to sound stupid)
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    big white one
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    grey and brown in the back (pretty sure this ones an EE, has muffs and blue legs)
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    sorry for poor picture quality (red in color. rhode island?)
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    this confuses me the most (barred rock, plymouth rock or dominique...and what are the differences)

    and now my babies
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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black with reddish brown chest feather are black stars. The big white girl is probably Plymouth rock. I can't really tell with the pictures but those red colored birds probably are rhode island reds.
     
  3. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dominique and Barred Rocks/Plymouth Rocks (same bird goes by either name) have different combs. A Dominique has a rose comb and the others have a single comb.

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    There is also a difference in the striping pattern/size of the bars.
    I think typically feed stores and such have the Barred Rocks. The Dominique's are considered a rare breed and are on the ALBC Conservation's watch list.
     
  4. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    To answer your question about the difference between a Barred Rock, Plymouth Rock, and Dominique:

    The Plymouth Rock is a breed of chicken that has several different plumage variants. The Barred Rock is one of those variants, so the Barred Rock is the same thing as the Plymouth Rock, but just sports a different plumage variant.

    The difference between the Dominique and the Barred Rock/Plymouth Rock is very simple: The Plymouth Rock/Barred Rock has a single comb, while the Domique has a rose comb. I sincerely hope that helped.

    Have a great day!
    Hannah!
     
  6. qtmomo112

    qtmomo112 Out Of The Brooder

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    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
    the info was greatly appreciated and helped me learn so much
    other questions...... do EE have to have green legs?
    and how can you tell white orpingtons from a white plymouth rock?
     
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  7. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    From what I understand an EE can lay any color egg from light cream to blue to green to pink. Sorry but no clue on the other. I would imagine though that the body/feather shape would be different.
     

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