I need help!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FarmerFaith81, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. FarmerFaith81

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    The two chicken I am going to post below are two chickens my husband bought me at an auction. I am confused to weather they are Rock's or one of the many Dom. breeds. If anyone can give me tips on how to figure out which breed they are I would be forever grateful!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would say barred rock sure look like mine
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Barred Rocks have single (sawtooth combs) Dominiques have rose combs. (flat, pointed at tip, with bumps on top)

    Other than that most of the stock out there doesn't differ, however in more correct stock, Rocks are bigger and more rectangular. Dominiques are more gamey and upright looking.
     
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    Thanks. I wasnt sure. Rocks look so similar to Dom's I didnt have a clue lol
     
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    Do you have any Idea what these are? yet another gift from my husband from the sale barn lol. I know the rooster is a silver seabright, but what are his ladies in the pic with him??
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  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They're Sex Link hens. Also called Golden Comets, Red Stars, Gold Sex-Links, Cinnamon Queens, etc etc.
     
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    Awesome!! Thank you! I love the picture of your eggs btw, and I am uber curious as to what type of chicken lays a green egg?
     
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    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Easter Eggers and "Olive Eggers" (special type of EE)

    Any hatchery that claims to sell Ameraucanas or Araucanas has them. Also breeders have the "Olive Egger" version, which is always greener and often darker. If you have a broody hen or incubator, you can get some hatching eggs from numerous breeders here online.
     
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    Thank you again =)
     

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