Identifying the Breed of Chickens

iustin

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Apr 15, 2020
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I am trying to identify the breeds of these chicks I have.

I bought some eggs and were told that the chicks could possibly purebred but most likely be a mix of the list below.

The roosters include One Blue Australorp and one Buff Orpington.
The hens include Blue Australorp, Buff Orpington, Lavender Orpington, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Copper Marran,Barred Rock, Dominique, Road Island Red, Dorking, Leghorn, Jersey Giant, Rainbow Ranger, Welsummer, Rainbow Rangers and Dark Cornish.

I had my own guesses but thought it'd be fun to hear what the chicken experts think. Have fun!


Chick #1
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Chick #2
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Chick #3
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Chick #4 (This chick has fluffy cheeks)
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Chick #5 (This chick has fluffy cheeks)
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Chick #6 (This chick has feathers coming in on its feet and its comb looks
to be a pea comb)
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Chick #7
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Chick #8
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Chick #9
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Chick # 10 (I have 3 of these chicks and they are the smallest of the bunch)
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Chick #11
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Chick # 12 (The coloring with this chick and chick #1 was the same but,
but now, this chick has darkened and has what looks to be a pea comb
as well. She is also slightly smaller than chick #1)
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oldhenlikesdogs

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It can sometimes be hard to tell purebred from mixed, especially when young. I would assume they are all mixed.

How old are they? I see a lot of big combs. :)
 

NatJ

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#2 has a Barred Rock mother (barring + single comb). He is a cockerel--because a hen passes barring only to her sons, and because of how red his comb is. Either rooster could be his father.

#4 and #5 have me puzzled with their fluffy cheeks, because I don't see any breeds on the list that should have fluffy cheeks.

#6 pea comb should have a Dark Cornish mother. But neither rooster should have feathered feet, so this bird must somehow have 2 mothers :D

#12 blue with pea comb should have Blue Australorp father, Dark Cornish mother.
 

iustin

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Apr 15, 2020
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Do you have updated pictures?
Update!!
Chick #
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chick # 2
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chick #3
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chick #4 (kinda hard to see the feathers on its cheeks
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chick #5 ( also has feathers on cheeks)
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chick #6 ( can kind of see it’s leg feathers)
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Chick #7
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Chick #8
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chick #9
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chick #10
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chick #11
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chick #12
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Also, looks like I have a lot of roosters. 😂
 

NatJ

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I bought some eggs and were told that the chicks could possibly purebred but most likely be a mix of the list below.

I should have thought to ask this sooner--what color were the eggs? Brown? Any white? Any blue or green?
 

iustin

In the Brooder
Apr 15, 2020
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I should have thought to ask this sooner--what color were the eggs? Brown? Any white? Any blue or green?

I should’ve mentioned in the beginning. My bad!
I had blues, browns, pinks, whites and speckled dark browns. I also had couple olive ones but I can’t remember if any of them hatched.
 

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