help with breed identification please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by augiedranch, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Such a little thing! She or he has really short legs.

    This other one is similar, but I'm not sure if same breed. Very small, short legs but different color and shape. (The lil one in the front).

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm really not sure...and that's not much help is it.

    My first thought was Dorking as there is a red and silver grey variety that are fairly common, both rose comb and single.

    But the skin should be pink/white and you should have 5 toes.

    With the really short legs, maybe a Dorking mix or something I'm not thinking of.

    I'm going to watch and see what others say.

    Cute little birds.

    LofMc
     
  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Yes, very strange. These have me puzzled. Lol. They were in a bantam variety batch from hatchery. I was thinking dorking also. Or maybe oegb, or sebright or cornish? Lol
     
  4. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you zoom in, does it look like she could have a rose comb to you? Two lines on her comb. Really weird
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes...it looks like a rose comb to me...which fits Dorking with the short legs..everything except skin color and toe count.

    No...not Cornish (totally wrong body shape, head, etc.); not Sebright nor OEGB...too stocky...with games the wing tips generally fall below the body line and the head is more refined....or that could be camera angle...I've seen birds change significantly in appearance with a different photo angle. If those wings do drop below body line as the bird has more of a dove appearance, then yes, you might have some bantam games....but they usually have long legs.

    My guess is hatchery quality Dorking or Dorking mix.

    Best guess until someone else with more knowledge steps in.

    Try to get profile shots...maybe that will help clear some things up.

    LofMc
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could the first one be a muffless/beardless, hatchery-quality D'Anvers? If not that, I would guess Dorking mix, though hatcheries don't usually sell mixes.
     
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  7. FreedomFarm13

    FreedomFarm13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers? If it was a Ameraucana/Dorking type of cross, maybe that would make sense??? I don't know. All I can think when I see the coloring, particularly on the first one, is EE.
     

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