Mixed Breed Chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by weidnercharm, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. weidnercharm

    weidnercharm Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I am trying to figure out what each of these 12 are. They are 4 weeks old. I hope there are some real experts on here that can identify at least partway these babies I have. Half of them are Roos....... NOT disappointed by that.

    I know the Daddies can be any one of the following:
    Bielefelder
    Cream Legbar
    Rhodebar

    And the Mommies can be any of the following:
    Maran
    Ameraucana
    Legbar
    Rhodebar
    Bielefelder
    Olive Egger
    Sweedish Flower


    #1 Front - Pullet - Think part Rhodebar because the browns and barring.
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    #1 Side
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    #2 Side - Pullet ...... Based on the head feathers, I think this might be part Cream Legbar mixed with an Easter Egger based on the cheek feathers. Will this be an Olive Egger?
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    #3 Side - Pullet - this looks like a Rhodebar X Bielefelder
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    #4 Front - Roo - Bielefelder
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    #4 Side - Roo
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    #5 Side - Based on the head feathers, I think this might be part Cream Legbar X Bielefelder because of the coloring
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    #5 Front - Roo
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    #6 Side - Roo - this is a Maran based on the leg feathers (guessing Wheaten Maran) I think he is a cross with a Bielefelder based on the coloring, but I don't know enough about Marans to be able to tell.
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    #6 Front - Maran
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    #7 Side - Pullet - Rhodebar
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    #8 Side - Roo - he has a slight head crest and the coloration is really light and almost silk-like.
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    #9 Side - Roo - has a crest and the coloration has barring and is dark
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    #10 Side - Pullet - Maran based on the leg feathers, mixed with Rhodebar?
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    #10 Front -
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    #11 Side - Roo - Bielefelder or Rhodebar?
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    #12 Side - Pullet (I think but could be wrong) because the comb is darker than some of the other hens, but much lighter than the Roos........ Bielefelder???
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  2. weidnercharm

    weidnercharm Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone???
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    With those parent groups, I think you're going to have a hard time determining the mix on a lot of the birds.

    You can go with things like---crested bird has a CCL parent. Crests are partially dominant.

    Beards and muffs are usually dominant.

    All those roosters are barred, so that's not going to help sort out offspring.

    If your Marans hens are feather legged, that's partially dominant so you should be able to tell their babies. Marans also have white skin, which is dominant.

    Ameraucana have pea combs, and those are dominant.

    Your only potential Olive Egger cross is your CCL rooster over the Olive Egger hen. Depending on what breeds went into her make-up, you'd have a decent chance of Olive eggs, or possibly blue or other shades of green.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Legbars and Swedish Flowers can be crested, so that's not going to help. And the roosters are all barred, and some of the hens, so that doesn't help either.
    The muffs and pea comb of the Ameraucana are dominant, but it the Ameraucana is actually an Easter Egger, she might produce single combs or clean faced chicks. The Ameraucana do have white skin, though, so that may be an indicator. Unfortunately, Marans also have white skin...
    I don't think there really is a way to say this chick came from rooster A and hen B with this batch of chicks.
    To many common features involved.
     
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    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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