Help with breeds on some new chickens I just acquired. (adults)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChooksinIowa, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

    312
    0
    129
    Aug 14, 2008
    Van Meter, Iowa
    Hi all,

    I posted by mistake in the wrong forum. I put my pictures of my new chickens in the "Breeds and Genetics" section in this thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=84174

    Sure would appreciate some help with identifying any of these chickens. I am not at all sure of breeds. As you will see from my posting, I acquired them from a friend who is moving and they were his ex-wife's and so he doesn't know much about them either.

    Thank you!
    Claire
     
  2. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

    482
    7
    139
    Aug 18, 2007
    I think the second photo is a golden laced wyandotte.
     
  3. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    366
    0
    129
    May 30, 2008
    pulaski wisconsin
    the one that lays a blue egg is an EE and the bearded ones are probably EEs or pure ameraucanas if the lay blue eggs. and some of them just look like hatchery mixes.
     
  4. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

    312
    0
    129
    Aug 14, 2008
    Van Meter, Iowa
    Yes, I am pretty sure there are mixes that arose in the barn that they were kept. The original flock were all purebred, apparently. I believe they have intermixed over the past 5 years or so. Their ages vary too.

    Thanks for all these helpful suggestions!
     
  5. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    2
    121
    Aug 26, 2008
    Russellville
    #2 definitely a golden laced wyandotte.. here's a pic of mine
    [​IMG]
    #3 looked like it could be a cross of a GLW.

    Roo looks like mine, which I was told was Barred Rock
    [​IMG]
     
  6. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

    312
    0
    129
    Aug 14, 2008
    Van Meter, Iowa
    Maybe #4, the buff color one, is a cross of a golden laced wyandotte with one of those light brahmas...

    That would make some sense. It certainly looks like #2 is a GLW as you say. She looks very much like yours.
     
  7. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    2
    121
    Aug 26, 2008
    Russellville
    Yeah, sorry.. number 4 was the one I thought was a cross of golden laced wyandotte... [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by