I'm back with better pics! Please, please help me. Pretty please? (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ncmtngal, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. ncmtngal

    ncmtngal Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2012
    I spent a lot of time this afternoon sorting my "mystery" chickens. Just to recap...they're from an "Ornamental Layer" collection from MM.


    I'm REALLY confused about these girls.


    Is this a "packing peanut"? I have four of them.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! [​IMG]
  2. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2011
    It looks like the ones in the 4th picture are golden laced wyandottes.... and yes it looks like you got some leghorn packing peanuts! and the one in the picture appears to be a roo :)
  3. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    The first pic looks like a Blue Red laced Wyandotte [​IMG](onei would kindly take off your hands), the second looks like a barred rock, the third i am not sure, maybe a maran [​IMG], the fourth looks like golden laced wyandottes, the fifth a cochin (not sure on the color), the sixth could be Old English Game bantams (are they bantams?), and the last one i am not sure [​IMG]
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    1.) Blue Laced Wyandotte
    2.) Barred Rock (I would guess male, but need better shot of it standing)
    3.) Dominique
    4.) Gold Laced Wyandottes
    5.) Dark Brahma
    6.) (left) Egyptian Fayoumi
    7.) packing peanut male Leghorn (all of them will be male)
  5. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Hi! I don't pretend to be an expert on lots of different breeds, but from seeing lots of pictures, I think I can guess most of yours...your first one looks like a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, your second and third look like both barred rocks (the first one a rooster?? I don't know, but I'm seeing bigger comb, lighter barring coloration); the two in your fourth picture could be Gold Laced Wyandottes. Don't know about your others, I'm afraid; if the whites turn out to be roosters (it looks like they're on that track), then it's safe to assume they were packing peanuts. You will surely have a pretty flock, specially with whatever those grey hens turn into!
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Pretty much what they said. But, that second barred bird may be a dominique, not a rock, cause that doesn't look like a straight comb. I agree the lighter barred bird may be a roo, that's a lotta comb and the coloring is pretty light.

    How old are these birds? I don't think murray usually uses packing peanuts, don't you have to order at least 25? Do all the white ones have the same red comb and wattles? I know leghorn pullets grow large combs, but that's a lot for size.
  7. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
  8. ncmtngal

    ncmtngal Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2012
    They are six weeks old. I ordered 25 chickens so I have no idea why they would have included these "extras". Also, the Barred Rocks were not on the "Ornamental Collection" list of possibilities. AND, they're supposed to all be female. [​IMG]

  9. OCpeep

    OCpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Orange County, CA
    2 and 3 are both dominiques. The lighter one is a roo.
  10. ncmtngal

    ncmtngal Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2012
    #2 - A Barred Rock, really and wow. They must have been packing peanuts too as they weren't on that option of possibilities list for my order. They have grown much faster than the others. IS that a BR trait?


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