Input on the breeds in our flock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by russnbecky, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. russnbecky

    russnbecky New Egg

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    I have guesses but are not completely sure what a few of our hens are. Maybe someone can help me out :)
    I'm sure of the Rhode Island Red, The tiny Bantam Rooster, The Leghorn, and the Red Sexlink. I am not sure of the Americauna/Easter Egger looking bird, the possible Black Australope, and the really neat dark with brown streaks. Any ideas? Thanks
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  2. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for the black bird, look at the soles of the feet. If they are pink she is most likely an Australorp, but if they are yellow she is most likely a Jersey Giant.
    The bearded roo is an EE, your little bantam roo is possibly a Dutch bantam mix, due to the white earlobes, not a pure Dutch bantam though as they have slate legs.
    The golden bird with the dark marks might be an EE too, or just a mix if she does not lay green/blue eggs.
    The other ones are as you guessed, though the RIR is hatchery quality.
     
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  3. russnbecky

    russnbecky New Egg

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    Thanks for the input. The black one does have pink feet and I am not sure what hatchery quality means but we are happy with our egg layers and they are very personable.
     
  4. russnbecky

    russnbecky New Egg

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    Actually Griffinsong, I just noticed that you said the EE is a Roo? Gadzooks. Not what I wanted to hear. We thought she was the bitty of the bunch but I guess its just a temperamental rooster. I guess I now have to try and find homes for 2 more roosters on top of the 2 obvious RI reds we have.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  6. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The EE in the third picture is a cockerel, he has those large sickle feathers on top of his tail which are a definite cockerel sign, the other [possible] EE [in the final picture] looks like a pullet.
    Hatchery quality just means bred for production, not looks, not show quality.
     
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  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yep - ITA with donrae.....sorry about the roo.
     

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