Identifying the Surprise Flock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flocking nuts, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. flocking nuts

    flocking nuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Identifying the Surprise Flock-pt 1

    We had a broody hen adopt us with her chicks. Since the chicks have been orphaned. We think mamma died trying to get her chick back from a predator, either the pack of racoons got her or the guard dogs on the farm nextdoor did. They are around 6 weeks old.
    This is mamma hen and chicks when they first hatched. Some suggested she was game fowl, but i dont know what kind, and i couldnt find her online.
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  2. CherriesBrood

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    Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry, that's so sad. I feel so bad for those poor babies. :hit She does look like a mix between English game bantam and some other type. As for the chicks a couple look like sex link mixes, and others just look mixed I can't make out their breeds. Again I'm so sorry that happened.
     
  3. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    she looks a lot last a game fowl maybe game fowl mix here is my modern game
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  4. flocking nuts

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    I meant to get the pictures of the chicks, but my 3y/o chick demanded attention, and wasn't going to sleep.

    I know some of these pictures are less than ideal, but they're quick little critters.

    I believe that both of these black chicks were from the same roo, and that one is a pullet and one a cockrel because their combs seem different. Can anyone help with possible breed of roo and sexing?
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  5. flocking nuts

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    This chick just seems very mixed to me. I love its colors! Any guess as to sex? It is one of the more dominant flock members, and seems to stand kinda tall, but i think that can be breed.

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  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    there very pretty
     
  7. flocking nuts

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    Then theres the others, which are mostly similar. I have no idea what sex or breed they are. Im mainly looking to figure out how many roosters we have, because its time to build their permanent coop. When we purchased our six chicks we intentionally got a roo, and im not totallt convinced that our leghorn is a pullet.
    Were already having issues at when our flock and the others cross paths in the yard. I feel bad, but i only purchased 6 chicks, then immediately took in a chick that was rejected making the family flock 7. I dont know what to do with a bunch of roosters I've heard they cause all kinds of issues if there are too many. I also want to do my best to care for the orphans and integrate them into my flock.

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  8. flocking nuts

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    Me too! She really was a good mamma, and for what i read about broody hens, she was quite nice, especially since she didnt know us.

    I need to read about sex links, which do you think they are? Im new, and 14 chicks im a little over my head.

    Thanks for your help
    Wendy
     
  9. flocking nuts

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    Her back half is similar, i think she was a little bigger or qider if thats a word to describe chickens.

    Thanks for you help

    Wendy
     
  10. summerb123

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    there still young so they will get bigger
     

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