I have no idea what kind of chickens I have!!??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pepperlady, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. pepperlady

    pepperlady Out Of The Brooder

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    I got chickens for Mother's Day from my darling 3 daughters. I've never been around chickens before, so everything I know, I've pretty much learned from here [​IMG]

    All of my girls were supposed to be RIR, but 3 of them are looking VERY different. I think that the were probably only a couple of weeks old when I got them (they were all still down covered), so that would put them at about 6-8 weeks old now?? I thought some of you might be able to tell me what kind they are????

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    Thanks! I love my chickens!!!
     
  2. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled Sussex! I have two and they are beautiful, as are yours!
     
  3. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    No doubt... speckled Sussex. You will love them!

    Are we asking about the one in the back too? Not a speckled sussex. Can we get a better pic of that one?
     
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  4. pepperlady

    pepperlady Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW! Thank you so much! They got them from the local feed store and that wasn't even listed as one of the kinds that they had received!! But I KNEW that they didn't look like any of the pictures of what they were supposed to have, LOL It's very nice to know. I just looked them up & sure enough!! The pictures that I have found look just like my little chickies did when I got them. You guys are quick!
     
  5. pepperlady

    pepperlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The one in the back is one of my Rhode Island Reds. I'm 99% sure on those, but the 3 sussex I didn't have a clue what they were!! Thanks!
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, you are going to be so happy with them! They're a very flexible and easygoing breed. I personally like them more than RIR. They'll lay a lot of eggs (roughly 260 a year), but can also make a good meat bird. They also are very flexible about either free-ranging or confinement.

    I always look at feedstore bins as chicken roulette, it's kind of exciting to not know 100% what you are going to get!
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Speckled Sussex is right! Ooooh, one of my favorite breeds!!!

    Here is my Maple, not the best pic of her though.lol

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  8. pepperlady

    pepperlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Your Maple is pretty! Looks alot like mine did a few weeks ago! Thanks for sharing your pic.
     
  9. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled Sussex!!! I love them [​IMG] I bought last year and bought more this year.
    They are so easy to handle, very friendly, they won't leave you alone when you are in yard with them!
    Enjoy [​IMG]
     
  10. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - looks just like my 6 week old speckled sussex - sadly my gal is looking more like a guy - not sure I can handle a roo but I love its disposition is the first to jump on my lap and let me pet her/him. I hope yours are as sweet as my gal/guy! [​IMG]
     

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