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Mind having a guess at these 6 pullet breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bens-Hens, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi team,

    Was out visiting another family today and was looking over thier flock. They are not 100% what breed or mix of breed they have. I offered to take a few photo's and make a thread here in an effort to find out.

    I have my suspicions with a few and will throw those in with any other detail I found out.

    There are 6 pullets all different colours I will try reference them to make lables easier.

    No. 1 - Suspected Blue Australorp. Has some red in the wattle area, black under soles of her feet.
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    No. 2 - Suspected to be an Exchequer, lays pure white egg.
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    No. 3 - Suspect RIR x Australorp but not sure.
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    No. 4 (and No. 3) Splash Australorp
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    No. 5 (currently broody with No. 6. Not Frizzeled, just didn't like me poking around with a camera) - Suspected Blue Laced, Red Wyandotte, but she has a suspicious comb somewhere between a rose and single. See next image.
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    No.6 - Suspected Black Australorp.
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    Group shot, 2,3 4.
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    Group shot, 1,2,3
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    1,2,3 (OK, yes I was getting carried away taking photo's of them by this point!)
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    Here is the egg selection that they have been laying. The No.2 (pure white) is absent as she had not laid today.
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    So, please, if you don't mind throw some idea's about. The family bought these pretty much as POL pullets from a place I know has a few of those breeds, but she also has others. I don't remember much about what roo's she had on the property so I can't offer much more than that.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ben
     
  2. CB and CG

    CB and CG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Ben, I will have a go at naming breeds.
    Number 1 is a pet quality blue Australorp. ( looks to be from utility lines)
    Number 2 is a Ancona
    Number 3 Australorp x red hybrid
    Number 4 is a Splash australorp x red hybrid.
    Number 5 is a blue laced gold Wyandotte. Too light in colour to be red and they have only just been created in the Eastern States. Wyandottes often have recessive single combs in some lines which can then cause that strange type of comb when bred back to the rose comb.
    Number 6 is a pet quality black Australorp ( looks to be from utility lines)

    Hope this clarifies breeds for you.
     
  3. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Excellent, I was thinking of sending a PM your way but you found it already!

    Thanks, I will share this info with them. A great help.
     
  4. CB and CG

    CB and CG Chillin' With My Peeps

    :thumbsup Always happy to help
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 All are very pretty birds!
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Monza

    Monza New Egg

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    The main rooster was Rhode Island Red. -Russell the rooster!
     
  8. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome Mon!

    Ah yes, I knew she had a big boy called Russell, could not recall his breed. I know it was supposed to be Australorp, and it certainly looks that way, but the black under foot made me question that.

    Thanks for your help, they are all good lookers and good layers too.
     
  9. Monza

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    I remember her saying pretty confidently that the brown n black one brooding was a cross between her RIR rooster and black Australorp- just turned out with a beautiful pattern. She also had Sussex hens so they might have contributed to some of these breeds.not that it matter too much, to know what they are-as long as its happy, healthy, and productive :)
     

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