I need to ask this question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pipermark, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    I have been a member for years, yet it still baffles me when someone post , what breed is this?

    My question is ? Why dont you know at least what it is suppose to be? It must have come from somewhere? The stork didnt bring it. I can see a post like , "We purchased 24 BLW but one doesnt look just like the others, any idea what it might be?

    Chick just hatched out of egg, "What kind of chick is it?" Well it might help to know what kind of bird may have laid the egg, possibly? Just a thought.

    Just curious.

  2. minna

    minna Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    Well, there are packing peanuts, there are adoptions and rescues. There are gifts. There are mixes which roo got which hen. Then you have hatchery assortments. Then you have like me, I have a guy who donates hatching eggs to me when he doesn't feel like setting them or he has too many. There are many reasons.
  3. Fancie

    Fancie Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    never posted a "what could this be" post other than to guess the gender of my silkies... but I couldn't deside which chicks to buy so went with hatchiery choice... so I have no clue what I will be getting in and thought about doing a "what do you think these chicks are" post.
  4. sussexgal

    sussexgal Songster

    Weellllll....... [​IMG] ummm.... I traded a bunch of drakes for 2 hens and a roo. The trade was with a co-worker and it was her husband who had the birds to trade. I asked - what kind? Got an I don't know, ask my husband. Asked the husband - Got an I don't know. He picked them out of a yard from an old man who raised a butt load of different pure breeds and he couldn't remember what he picked. So..... I've ID'd one hen. The roo and the other hen remain a mystery. They are the originals and they are the ones who started my chicken addiction!

    That's my story and I'm stickin to it [​IMG]

  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    My son caught a cockerel of unknown origin at a rodeo. I posted on here for thought on what it was. There was no way I could have tracked down where it came from among the hundreds of chickens that were donated to the rodeo.
  6. grandads

    grandads Songster

    Nov 1, 2008
    Is someone having a bad day? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. sussexgal

    sussexgal Songster

    Quote:lol [​IMG]

  8. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I bought hatching eggs once. When the chicks hatched I knew they were not the breed I was told because they didn't look anything like they should. I was unsure what breed they looked like but I knew it wasn't the breed I was told those eggs were so yes, I have used this question before and the lovely people on BYC who knew what breed the chicks really were told me what they were.
  9. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    A couple of the hatcheries sell mixed chicks and don't document what varieties they sent, only that each bird is purebred. For those of us just starting out we may not be familiar enough with the various breeds to identify them even with a catalog.
    For me, with my girlies, when I start hatching their eggs. There is absolutely no way to tell who laid what egg (with the obvious exception of the EE hens) so again, we might need a little help figuring out who's progeny we're raising.

  10. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    There is always featheriste.com They list all the breeds of chickens with pics and pics of the babies

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