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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Pyrex, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Pyrex

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    I have 19 6-month old birds, and 5 other birds, including a 7 year-old rooster and four 2-year old hens. I will post pictures of them here often, and I'll make sure the pictures are in great quality. :)

    Here is my favourite of them, likely a rooster. Just like the others, unknown breed.
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    That chicken has quite a long beak. He almost reminds me of a raptor. Perhaps his beak looks proportionally larger, because he is still fairly young and skinny.
     
  3. Pyrex

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    He does indeed have a large beak, it's more robust than the beaks of the other birds his age. Also, here are some other pictures:
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  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    They are nice looking chickens. You say you don't know the breed? It looks like they could have Modern Game genetics.
     
  6. Pyrex

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    I don't know the breeds for most of them, but I'm quite certain the one on the fourth picture on my latest post is a dutch breed.

    And very possibly so. Do you tell that by the thicker beaks on some of them?
     
  7. enola

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    Full body shots of them standing in a normal attentive position will help us. A couple of them look like they may be part aseel, an exotic breed of game chickens.
     
  8. Pyrex

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    I'll get full body shots. I was going for a photography effect which makes the bird's head more detailed, and the background gets blurrier. I'll get some better quality pictures right now :)
     
  9. scratch'n'peck

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    That one with the little feather crest on her head and the red comb does look like some Dutch breeds I have seen in photos. I really like breeds with the crest.

    The long beak, long neck, long legs of your other chickens are characteristic of some game breeds like Maylays. But there is a Belgian Game that we don't see much in the United States. Here is a link for more information: http://www.aviculture-europe.nl/nummers/12e05a03.pdf

    Of course your chickens may be some mix of breeds.
     
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