Help our mommy

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cheapcheap_jeepjeep, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she can't tell what type we are and it is driving her nuts please help her.

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  2. Vermontchicken

    Vermontchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey to answer your question they are Spanish Minorca here is some information for you


    Origin: Developed in the Mediterranean area where they take their name from an island off the coast of Spain. Development may have been as an offshoot of the Spanish breed.

    Use: Developed for the production of very large chalk-white eggs, the Minorca is today principally an exhibition fowl and is a great layer.

    Standard Weights: Single Comb Black: Cock-9 pounds; hen 7-1/2 pounds; cockerel-7-1/2 pounds; pullet-6-1/2 pounds. All others: Cock-8 pounds; hen-6-1/2 pounds; cockerel-6-1/2 pounds; pullet-5-1/2 pounds.

    i have several of these myself there great birds feel free to email me if you need anything else [email protected] thanks:)
     
  3. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had black giant chicks that looked like that. They have yellow skin (legs), which probably means they are American type but I'm not an expert on IDing chicks.
     
  4. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the bottom looks just like my black australorps.
     
  5. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone I got them at a Rural King for 50cents each and did not know what they were I just wanted them. I was told they were all females but the one seems a little bossy ( the bottom pic). and I really hope it is only a bossy pullet chick cuase I know two roo and eight hens will not work out to well. [​IMG] thanks everyone again.
     

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