Just got these! First Timer. What did I get? Any good for eggs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by backyarder717, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. backyarder717

    backyarder717 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 15, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    We just got out first set of chickens! Ther were free and given to us from a horse breeder down the road. He wanted to downsize for the winter. I built a coop, bought food, gear, etc. But what do I have?? It is VERY hard to try and match them up from the breed list.

    Are they any good for eggs? He said the eggs were small? He never showed me one.

    Are they Bantam's as in small chickens? so small eggs? Will she still lay eggs this late in the fall with having been moved to a new home and all?

    He gave us a hen and four teenage chicks. I think the chicks are all from this hen. Even the white one?





    After some more research, I am thinking they must be Old English Game OR Dutch?

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2009
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Congrats!!!!! Yes, those are bantams although I can't tell the breed. I'm assuming the white would be a leghorn but don't hold me to that. Their eggs are smaller but just as good. If your recipe calls for one large egg, use two.
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    They're not Dutch... Probably Game or a mix
  4. natkev

    natkev Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 12, 2009
    Central Coast
  5. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC.
    The older hen looks to be an OEG mix. The other three it is hard to tell on but the darker two also look to be OEG mixes. The little white one would be a real guess. All appear to be Bantams
    Your addiction has begun....LOL
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    [​IMG] Nice looking birds, and yes, you will need a bigger coop. [​IMG]
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Nice looking birds and [​IMG]
  8. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    those are bantams although I can't tell the breed.

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