Need some help identifying the breeds of my hens [IMG Heavy]

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by morsekathan, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. morsekathan

    morsekathan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to owning chickens. The 4 hens that we have now came from a farm at my daughter's college. They started with 34 so they weren't really sure of the breeds, because they had so many and such a variety in the beginning.

    I'm sure that they're probably easy to identify, but we have no experience. I've looked through a lot of websites with lists of breeds, but there are so many, and none of them seem to really fit.

    We know for sure one (Gonzo) is a Turken, those are sort of hard to miss!

    But, we have two white ones, Thelma and Louise, but there are so many breeds that are white that it's hard to identify what they are.
    Here's a picture of one, the other one looks exactly the same.
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    Here is the both of them together
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    The real hard one that we haven't been able to identify is Batman. None of the pictures of different breeds seem to be similar.
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    Here are all 4 of them roosting together
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    They're a bit over 3 months in these pictures. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.

    If you need more pictures I have plenty, and if more recent pictures would help, they have grown a significant amount in the past month, so I could take some more.

    Chicken owning is very exciting!
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    White rocks, maybe a SLW?
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    The third pic down is a silver laced Wyandotte. I don't know what your white beauties are.
     
  4. morsekathan

    morsekathan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! That's great. She's definitely a silver laced Wyandotte, thanks for telling me!
     
  5. Grammy Bird

    Grammy Bird New Egg

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    The 2 white ones look like white rocks or some derivitive of white rocks. I say that as white rocks have been used as a base breed for many of the production type broilers and they can look very similar. Take a look at Cobb 500 and Cobb 700 chickens and you will see how close they look to your girls.
     
  6. SeasideSilkies

    SeasideSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Your silver laced wyandotte and turken are so cute! I think the white ones could be white rocks but I'm not sure. Chicken owning is exiting! [​IMG]
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two White Rocks, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, and a Turken. [​IMG]
     
  8. morsekathan

    morsekathan Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, the college farmers are vegetarians so I'm not sure they would be getting chickens known for their "broiler" characteristics!
     

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