Help! What do I have... PIC HEAVY

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahs31, May 21, 2008.

  1. sarahs31

    sarahs31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 20, 2008
    Waukesha, WI
    A friend of a friend was moving and couldn't take his chickens. So we've adopted a ready made family. Now I just need to know what kind of family we're raising.

    Currently we have 16 in an 8 x 10 coop and they are free ranging a good part of the day underneath a mass of bittersweet vines and an abandoned corn crib. Our original plan was to build a fenced run but they are pretty well protected underneath the vines. If predators get to be a problem, I'll revert to Plan A. I just think they are pretty content with the freedom to range a bit.

    So here are my guesses? What do you think....
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    White Leghorn - Roo? (hasn't ever crowed....)

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    Another White Leghorn - Roo?

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    Auracauna & Black Australorp - Hens - he had a few too many Roosters in the henhouse. Feathers are starting to come back. We've had them a week.

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    Lunch? I'm thinking this may be a broiler.

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    An Auracauna Rooster with a couple of Delaware Hens?

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    Another Delaware hen?

    My friend had harrassed the original owner so much about naming his animals (he didn't) so ALL of the animals on the farm are named "Bob". I'm trying to come up with a a few Bob variations. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    I think your first two leghorns are females. The next pic I think you are right BA and Amer., Cant really tell on the next one. Looks like it may be a white wyandotte but Im not sure, looks spot on for the roos and the delawares, and does that last one you said was a delaware have single comb or a pea comb. looks like a pea comb to me, if single delaware, if pea poor colored light brahma. Hope this helps
     
  3. sarahs31

    sarahs31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool, they will be very glad to hear that they won't be "lunch". Although if they don't start laying within a month, they may need to rethink their job security.
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Looks like you are right on. So when is lunch?
     

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