Name that Breed! Please help me identify a few chicken breeds! TY!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abita17, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. abita17

    abita17 Just Hatched

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    Hello! I'm hoping for some help in some chicken identification! My mom purchased some chickens and then ended up giving them to me and my family. I've really grown to love them but id like to know their breeds so I can know what to expect. I've identified one but have three others I'm unsure about. These three are not quite old enough to lay.
    Henrietta: they told my mom she was a chocolate (I assume that's just coloring) she had a nice pronounced red wattle and comb. Her legs are brown as is her beak. She's so fluffy and fluffed up early on. She's very shiny with a gorgeous sheen.
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    Then there is goose- with a face only a mother or owner could love. They said she's splash- which again seems to be coloring not breed. I thought she was a rooster for a while because of those darn legs. Long- a little bigger- no down featuring around them- just little feathers around the top- maybe a longhorn? She's not the sweetest to the others- she's pecked at a few of the others.

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    Lastly there is chicken- she's an actual chicken-'easily frightened but sweet. She's gray with a pale pink wattle and comb- though she doesn't have much of a comb at all. Her legs are gray. They told my mom she was a lavender Olaf (yes-like the snowman off frozen- I imagine she heard incorrectly.)
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    Thank you so much!!
     
  2. anthrogirl

    anthrogirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm quite new to chickens, so this is definitely a guess, but looks like you have a Chocolate Orpington, a mixed breed and a lovely little Lavender Orpington.

    Eta: I'm on my phone so it's hard to see clearly, but does goose have pointy saddle feathers? maybe a roo?
     
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chocolate Orpington pullet, Splash Blue Laced Red Wyandotte cockerel, Lavender Orpington pullet.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree totally with Gray farms
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep.
     
  6. abita17

    abita17 Just Hatched

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    Thanks everyone!! We still have much to learn. My mom couldn't seem to remember- she just kept saying- "I don't know! but they are good chickens! Expensive chickens! I paid $40 a piece for them! :)" she only paid $15 for our Australorp and she is the only one laying and lays everyday so I'm not sure if cost matters when it comes to eggs! Now that I have a better idea of what I may have I can read up on their breed and egg production! TY!
     
  7. abita17

    abita17 Just Hatched

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    Wait.. By cockerel you don't mean.. Rooster? She's not a he? [​IMG]
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Correct the Wyandotte is most certainly male.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They are really good quality Orpingtons for being 'project' colors. The Lavender is one of the best I've seen, in terms of conformation.
     
  10. abita17

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    He does have some smaller more pointed saddle feathers - they aren't as rounded as our others. I thought he'd crow by now if he were a rooster? I hope he's not- we can't have "nuisance birds" and roosters are considered that because of the crowing!
     

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