HELP! What breed are my new chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BirdaMay, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. BirdaMay

    BirdaMay Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm brand new to chicken keeping (not to keeping birds, though! :) & would like to know what breed these free hens I got are.
    I also have a RIR adult for free & 8 chicks who I got as day-old chicks (4 mille fleur d'Uccles and 4 white silkies).

    The lady who gave them to me said they were heritage chickens, but to my knowledge, that is not a breed. I've seen blue eggs so far, but I think the darker bird might lay light brown eggs. Not sure. Saw their eggs in the box for a brief moment on picking up the coop, and one has laid a few blue
    eggs since being here with me Would appreciate any help!

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  2. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All Easter Egger hens, which are not a heritage breed.
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    EE's but if one does lay a brown then it is really simply a mix since it does not carry the blue egg gene.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth - EE's aren't purebred but you got some beauties for free. And then others also free. How lucky you are!!

    Before the luck wears off go buy a lotto ticket. :) Would love to see photos of the eight chicks.
     
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  6. BirdaMay

    BirdaMay Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! They certainly are beauties! I have a veritable rainbow flock! Let me get new pics of the 9 week old bantams (Mille Fleur d'Uccles and white silkies!) in the morning.

    In the meantime, here is the lovely, dark, chocolatey Mystery Chick (I think she's a cross between an Australorpe hen & a black copper marans rooster) and the 4 other chicks I got to keep her company in the brooder box. Mystery's other friends are an Ameraucana, a red sex link, a Russian Orloff, and a blue laced red Wyandotte! Woohoo!

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    The blue laced red Wyandotte (needs a name!)

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    Russian Orloff (needs a name!)

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    Robin (red sex link)
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    It is a fabulous thing to have chicks crawling all over you in bed!

    OK- I'll get pics of the 9 week old bantams tomorrow.
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