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Ideal Poultry Rare Breed special!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by msheets, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. msheets

    msheets Songster

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    I ordered 10 of these. Looks like I got 4 verities. Here they are, any guesses?

    Has 5 toes & feathered legs
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    Also has 5 toes & feathered legs
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    Got 3 of these
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    One of these
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    Then 4 of these, I think they're all the same. A couple have faint chipmunk stripes while some have slight face patterning
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  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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    Top two are most likely silkies.
     
  3. msheets

    msheets Songster

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    They don't look like silkies in person & silkies are not a rare breed (I didn't think), if Ideal considers them rare I'm definitely complaining lol! They don't have blue skin either...
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    The first is probably a Faverolles. The next has me stumped. The 5 toed breeds are Faverolles, Dorkings, silkies, Sultans and Houdans. It doesn't look like any of those.
     
  5. msheets

    msheets Songster

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    I'm thinking Faverolle on the first also after looking them up, I can take a better pic of the 2nd one if needed. It has the body type & features of the first except with that orangish/blue/buff coloring...
     
  6. msheets

    msheets Songster

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    Anymore guesses?
     
  7. msheets

    msheets Songster

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    Bump
     
  8. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    That 2nd one looks like a Buff Brahma chick. Are you sure it has 5 toes?
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    My first thought that it was a Brahma also. Can you check the toes again?
     
  10. msheets

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    Wow after looking again, I was wrong! There's only 4 toes...sorry guys
     

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