Mystery Chicken help requested

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by haff, May 28, 2012.

  1. haff

    haff In the Brooder

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    Five or six weeks ago I received my chickens from My Pet Chicken. 8 barred rocks, 4 New Hampshire Reds, all female. All 12 are doing well and doing expected chicken things, eating drinking, pooping, and freaking out anytime I change their local environment.

    But I have a mystery. 7 of my barred rocks look as I expected, the 8th... not so much. Matter of fact, I'm not sure it a barred at all. So the help I am asking for. Can you please help me figure out what is up with my barless barred rock?

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    The one on the right is the mystery.

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    Not a single bar on this one

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    another angle

    And of course, one of the other chickens was constantly trying to figure out what I was doing.

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    That is either a Black Australorp or a black Jersey Giant. I suspect Australorp.
     
  3. haff

    haff In the Brooder

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    How does that happen? Don't hatcheries keep the breeds separate?
     
  4. mmktdox

    mmktdox Chirping

    Guess they just get mixed up sometimes? I had the same sort of thing happen last year, ordered 10 straight run BR's and one ended up being a black sex link. Kids names her Fez *the foreign exchange student from 'That 70's Show'!! [​IMG]

    She was the cutest friendliest of the bunch. So of course she was the first one the raccoon killed. Still miss her! [​IMG]
     
  5. grandmaof5

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    Looks like my 2 black Australorps, which are 5 weeks old now.
     

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