Help with breeds/sexes??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jstrmn, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. jstrmn

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    Have only been involved with chickens gor a few months when a couple of laying rhode island reds were given to me. Picked some more up, and havent the slightest idea about them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    My guesses:
    Buff Orpington, pullet
    Phoenix, cockerel
    Silver Laced Wyandotte, pullet
     
  3. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The first bird looks like a buff Orpington.
    The second bird...there are several breeds in similar colors. A comb shot would help, but with the dark legs I'm going with Easter Egger for now.
    The last bird is a silver laced Wyandotte.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    #1: Buff Orpington pullet
    #2: Easter Egger pullet
    #3:Silver Laced Wyandotte hen.
     
  6. TaraBellaBirds

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    X2 LOL neither Donrae or I put pullet/hen on the SLW!!!
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    1: Buff Orpington pullet
    2: Easter Egger pullet
    3: Silver Laced Wyandotte pullet/hen.
     
  8. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it's doubtful that that second bird is an Easter Egger. First, it doesn't have a beard/muff; second, it looks to have a single comb poking up.
     
  9. TaraBellaBirds

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    EE's can come in almost any shape and size. With or without muff they can still inherit the color gene from distant parents. I have a lovely clean-faced EE out back that lays a dirty colored green egg!
     
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  10. donrae

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    Agree it looks like a single comb, that's why I asked for comb shot. We are seeing a lot more clean faced EE the last few years, though....those always throw me off. If it's from a hatchery, I don't think there's much else it could be with those dark legs. Not from a hatchery, could be a mixed breed.
     

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