I'm takin' a breed poll

waltonwannabe

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Sep 1, 2015
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A lil' northwest of Houston
I've got 3 babies that are 4 weeks old. They are full size chicken breeds, but hatched by a Silkie mama. When the Silkie went broody I gave her the 3 eggs, but not sure of which hen they came from. (I have numerous breeds.) I have one Buff Orpington rooster, so I know who the dad is. I am curious to see what other folks think the hen breed might've been for each chick. Here's a list of breeds I have: Buff Orpington, RIR, New Hampshire, Black Australorp, Delaware, Silver Laced Wyandotte and Golden Laced Wyandotte.
I sexed them when they were day old chicks. The white is a cockerel and the yellowish are both pullets. From their coloring, I believe the cockerel to be from a Delaware hen. The lighter of the two pullets I believe might be a Buff Orpington hen and the darker one to be from a RIR hen. And like I mentioned before, the Buff Orpington rooster is the papa.
So tell me whatcha think.
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Amc29

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Feb 20, 2019
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SW Oregon
My guesses were the same as yours. I am definitely leaning toward Delaware for the white. I have a few Delaware crosses (roo was the Delaware), and they all came out white with flecks (some crossed with a speckled Sussex, others with and Orloff). It is fun to see how mixes turn out as time goes on.
 

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