It's time to play again! WHAT'S THAT BREEEEED?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickschool, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given 4 fertile eggs to let my silkies hatch (first time) and we ended up with these. Any guesses? They are almost 5 weeks old and I have been told that they came from a hen house of RR, Bantams and Americana's. Basically they are probably mutes which is fine with me I'd just like the education on beginning to tell them apart. Obviously I am very new to this.


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  2. jimmy47

    jimmy47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Look like Ameracauna and Silver Laced Wyandotte
     
  3. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agree.....but they look younger than 5 weeks.....here is one of mine just before 5 weeks
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  4. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Bantam is a size not a breed, I would guess mix breeds since they were all in the same pen. I would guess the one with puff cheeks to be an EE the other white one I am not sure would wait to see how they feather in, the black and white one looks like a Barred rock or SLW and I agree they look small for 5 weeks mine had most of their adult feathers by that age.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    1 and 2 are EE's (crosses)

    3 looks like a silver laced wyandotte.
     
  6. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i agree with you.
     
  7. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, my bad. I was looking at the date we put the eggs under the hen. duh They hatched on May 12 so that puts them at 3 weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:i agree with you.

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  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Bantam is a size not a breed, I would guess mix breeds since they were all in the same pen. I would guess the one with puff cheeks to be an EE the other white one I am not sure would wait to see how they feather in, the black and white one looks like a Barred rock or SLW and I agree they look small for 5 weeks mine had most of their adult feathers by that age.

    Bantam is a size not a breed,

    Depends on the person you are talking to and and what they have.
    There is a breed called a Rosecomb Bantam that are sometimes simply referred to as a "Bantam". [​IMG]

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  10. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should clarify that I do know that the Bantam usually refers to the size not breed. I just don't know what the people I got the eggs from have and threw out the word. I didn't mean for it to cause any issues.[​IMG]

    That being said can anyone tell me what the difference is between and americana and an easter egger and how you can tell?
     

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