Neighbor gave me chickens...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kello500, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. kello500

    kello500 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been wanting to get chickens for some time now and have been reading up on the subject. Well, I came home one day and happened to drive back to the barn. While I was back there I heard crowing from my goat pen. [​IMG] My fiance and I just looked at each other and knew right away what had happened. My neighbor bought chickens and dropped them off. They are not the kinds I was planning on getting but he's a nice guy so I couldn't say no.

    Anyway, I was hoping you guys could help me identify them. When he came and talked to us he said he thought the rooster was a 'Red Rock'. He didn't remember what kinds the hens were. Is a Red Rock a cross between a Plymouth Rock & RIR?

    Here is the rooster. He has pink-white legs and black feathers on his tail.

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    A brown hen with yellow legs and flecks of black in wing area.

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    A black hen with feathered legs. The feathers on the bottom of the legs are white tipped. Also, random blue feathers in the wings.

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    And the last one. This one is black with a small black comb. Random blue feathers in the wings.

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    I am still learning about chickens so any suggestions are welcome too.

    Thanks!
     
  2. snowburton8

    snowburton8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you sure the third one with feathered feat is a hen? That looks like a total rooster! Also the last black ones look like Black Austrolaps!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Just guessing but I think you have a new hampshire roo, production red pullet, cochin hen, and a black ? pullet.
     
  4. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    If the feet on the last ones tan, then its a black australorp! you got a great neighbor!!
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    Here's what I think:

    1- Buff Orpington (beautiful feathers and the hens are good layers)
    2- Rhode Island Red (very good layer)
    3- Cochin (all around awesome bird)
    4- Black Australorp (great layer)
     
  6. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish my neighbor would give me chickens!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2, nice neighbor! Have fun, and any questions, ANY, none are silly, ask...we are all here and learning from each other!
     

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