name that breed please!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jewelcam, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. jewelcam

    jewelcam Out Of The Brooder

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    i was told when i got these they were
    Dominique and or Marans
    I'm showing 5 birds, with head picture and feet picture
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    please name the breed

    age about 5 months
    #1,#2and #3 are hens
    #4 and #5 and rooster

    Im new to chickens

    thank you for your help
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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    #1 & #3 are either hatchery barred rocks or marans (leg colour on hatchery birds is frequently not accurate).

    #2 is a barred rock; note the yellow legs.

    You didn't include photos of #4 or #5.

    Dominique's have a rose comb. The three birds you show have single combs, which is common to both plymouth rocks and marans.
     
  3. jewelcam

    jewelcam Out Of The Brooder

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    #4 AND #5
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree, though Ive always had yellow legged BRs even from hatchery stock; just lucky, I guess.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    #4 &#5 are either marans or rocks. Same comment about leg colour.

    When the girls start laying, marans will have a significantly darker egg than rocks, so you may be able to tell from that. Someone who breeds to the standard may be able to give you a better qualification as to body style and other, similar traits that someone such as I who have only had hatchery rocks do not know well enough to pick out the fine points. I will say that neither of the boys combs is well formed--#4 has too few points; #5 some of the points are melded together.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    OK, am I the only one who sees blue coloration in male 4?
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Right you are! So, to briefly hijack, which genes limit the barring to the head, hackles, shoulders, saddle & sickles?

    Pretty pattern! [​IMG] to myself for missing it.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    It doesn't seem completely limited to the hackle and saddle area...I see some slight barring in the chest and down of the legs...

    I LIKE it though...it's like a sort of crele coloration that's not completely crele..
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, I did see the barring on the legs after I posted my reply. And yes, a bit goes down the breast, but not very far.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope, I just saw the roosters' pics and you're right, there's blue in that boy.
     

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