Is this really a barred rock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by columbusguys, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. columbusguys

    columbusguys Out Of The Brooder

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    It is about 3 weeks old, and it's legs are very dark. I bought it from a hatchery, so I wouldn't think it was a mix,then again, I don't know much yet!
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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    It's not a BR with those legs.
     
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    FIRST! [​IMG]

    Looks like it *could be* a Black Australorp. They have that color of leg and well...they are black!
     
  4. columbusguys

    columbusguys Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! It looks like none of the chicks are turning out to be what they are supposed to be!!! As long as they are calm and don't mind being city chickens, we're happy to have them.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Being as it's from a hatchery, don't put too much faith in things like leg colour. Is there a white spot on its head?
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    Quote:Australorps are very nice, very mellow chickens and tend to be good layers. I could be wrong, too, lol
     
  7. columbusguys

    columbusguys Out Of The Brooder

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    She does have a spot on her head. Her legs started much more yellow, and suddenly they are very dark. Here is a picture from her first day home.
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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Then yes, she is probably a barred rock--just not of exhibition quality.
     
  9. columbusguys

    columbusguys Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thanks! [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, she's a Barred Rock.
     

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