Help Me Identify My Chooks Please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Finding Fifth, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Finding Fifth

    Finding Fifth Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am new to chickens and inherited 5 just before Christmas. Two of them came without passports and so I would like to know what breeds they could possibly be. We live in Australia.

    Both are nearly 12 months old.

    Our Rooster - lovely temperament and nice to the hens


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    Our hen

    She is a delight and lays large slightly pointy light brown eggs.


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    Thanks for any help.

    Fiona
     
  2. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your roo might be a brown leghorn/barred rock cross... and the hen a sex-link?
     
  3. Finding Fifth

    Finding Fifth Out Of The Brooder

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    ooo I'd better go check those breeds out. Are they available in Australia? Thanks
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    louisiana
    leghorn
    black australorp
     
  5. Finding Fifth

    Finding Fifth Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok if Obama is an Australorp can she be on the little side? and have red/orange eyes? She does have a blue/green shimmer to her neck feathers.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Ummm, Obama could be what we call a "black sex-link," abbreviated as BSL. She kinda looks like my Greta, but with less brown. Because a black Australorp is much more solid black; I have two BAs in my flock and neither have brown in their feathers.
     
  7. Finding Fifth

    Finding Fifth Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes she does have brown tinge to her feathers that I hadn't really noticed. I will check out photos of that breed then. Thank you.
     
  8. Finding Fifth

    Finding Fifth Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I am treating her for scaly legs (need advice on this too) but noticed that her legs are pinky/grey with black patches.
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    My son just loves her.
     
  9. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay I was going to guess leghorn for the first one! Silver Macgregor is a great name for a rooster. Sorry can't help with the hen but beautiful birds
     
  10. Finding Fifth

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    Her previous owner told me that Obama is an Australorp x Lohman Brown. She has gained weight and grwon beautiful plumage since the January 2013 photo. [​IMG]
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