How many breeds can you recognize with certainty?

joebryant

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 28, 2008
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If you were to walk into a large pen filled with one pair of every breed of chickens raised in your country, how many breeds could you spot and name with absolute certainty?

I've had bbs Orpingtons for almost a year. After looking at pictures of various breeds lately, it occurred to me that I could not go into such a pen and pick out a pair of them with absolue certainty. I "might" be able to pick out a pair of silkies, but...
 

Ducklove334

Off to another pond
11 Years
Nov 4, 2008
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Virginia
I would know silkies if I saw them, cochins,barred rocks, sebrights, naked necks,and probly wyandottes, but thats about it.
 

rodriguezpoultry

Langshan Lover
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
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It honestly depends on the strains.

If it were exhibition...no problems. I could figure out which ones were black orps and which ones were black australorps. But if it's hatchery, I'd be hard pressed to figure out which ones were Black Orps and which where Black Australorps. Depending on how poor they are, the Black Australorps could be mistaken for Black rocks, or even Black Jersey Giants or Javas.

it's just a whole big chicken world out there!
 

sugarbush

Songster
11 Years
Jul 24, 2008
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Lexington KY
EE as long as I can group "true" araucana and amaraucana in with them. With hatchery stock it is a guessing game on most birds... even barred rocks might be dominique or maran and vise versa.
 

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