Mystery mega-chickens! What did I end up with?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tropichickie, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Tropichickie

    Tropichickie Hatching

    Jul 15, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    I'm brand new to the flock and this is my first post. I'm so glad I found you all!

    I've had my chickens for a while, and thanks to a neighbor's dog coming into my fenced yard for an execution, I needed to replace chickens for the first time. I usually buy from private sellers locally, but was at an auction last weekend and picked up some new ones. They were in a shorter cage that they couldn't fully stand up in, and they looked like Ameraucana crosses, and Barred Rocks.

    I brought them home to the quarantine area (my screened porch!) and let them out. They got up and stretched, and they are all around or over 2' tall! They have "normal" sized bodies and ridiculously long legs. They look like they are on stilts! I have been pouring over my chicken books and surfing the net to find out what they are, or are crossed with.

    Here is one that may be a hen. I am 5'10", and the comb is higher than my knees when it is fully upright.


    Here is another; I have three more colored this way.


    Here are the Barred ones that are the tallest of all of them. I think two of the three are going to be roosters [​IMG]


    From my limited searching, I wonder if there is some Modern Game, or Orloff in these guys. Also, what color are the darker Ameraucana looking ones? I am by Miami and there are a lot of cockfighters down south, but most of the game roosters I see loose are waaay smaller than this group.

    Thanks for all your help. I haven't had much luck on my own figuring out what it is exactly we bought!

  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I'm not a professional, but they ALL look like roos to me.

    #1 looks like some sort of meat bird.
    #2 is an Easter Egger
    Yes, those look like Barred Rock cockerels too.

  3. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    The first one looks like a modern game cross of some sort (standard size games are tall). The second one is an Easter Egger--maybe also has some game blood. Your barred ones are barred rocks. All of them look like roosters to me.

    ETA on the colors--they're just fun and fancy colors! They're mixes, and the color isn't anything that one could put a label on. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Have fun with your new chickens, and [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008
  4. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Mays Landing NJ
    Not sure about breed, but to me going by saddle and hackle feathers they all look like roosters. Some do look like modern game. Some EE's?
  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    They are EE to me, the barred one could be a black sex link roo, but I would guess big BR.

    ETA: I have seen some HUGE EE roos.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    You're the proud owner of a bunch of roosters. (sorry) The wild colored ones are what we call easter eggers. It's possible they may have some sort of game mixed in them (especially the white one), but they appear normal to me (I have several of the same type).

    Very nice looking barred rock boys too! [​IMG]
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    They look like BR's, EE and EEXGame to me.

    All of them are definately roosters.
  8. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Very nice looking roosters. You are lucky that they all get along.

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