Lets play "Name That Breed!"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tdav20, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. tdav20

    tdav20 Out Of The Brooder

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    There are three white ones, although one is starting to look pretty gray...

    There are three brown ones that I believe are Welsummers since one of them looked like a chipmunk at a few days old...

    Then there are four black ones... I have NO idea on these guys!

    I am only assuming they are the same breed since they looked alike at birth, but no guarantees on that either.

    It's pretty easy to determine the sex since the combs are pretty obvious on the cockerels, but I'd love everyone's thoughts!

    I also added a few pictures of them at 5 days old so you can see the progression!

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Did they come from a breeder or a hatchery? are they bantam or large fowl?

    My first impression is mixed breed birds.
     
  3. tdav20

    tdav20 Out Of The Brooder

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    They came from a hatchery and my neighnbor got them from her daughter's preschool. (They were bought to watch hatch.) She did say she thought they may have been bantam but they're much bigger than my bantam ones the same age. (Not much help, huh?)
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.

    Some may be Old English Game/OEG mixes.
     
  5. tdav20

    tdav20 Out Of The Brooder

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    We're pretty sure the brown ones are Welsummers... They looked like chipmunks when they were a few days old...
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Unfortunately, many breeds come in that color and look virtually identical as chicks. They could be Welsummers, but they could also be Black Breasted Red Old English Game, Light Brown Leghorns, and several other breeds or mixes of those breeds/varieties.
     
  7. tdav20

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    I see that now! Thanks!! I guess I'll have to wait a little longer yet!
     
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