Mystery Chicken help requested

haff

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 2, 2012
15
0
22
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?


The one on the right is the mystery.


Not a single bar on this one


another angle

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



Thanks for your help!
 

haff

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 2, 2012
15
0
22
How does that happen? Don't hatcheries keep the breeds separate?
 

mmktdox

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 12, 2011
148
3
91
Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada
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'!!


She was the cutest friendliest of the bunch. So of course she was the first one the raccoon killed. Still miss her!
 

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