New additions! Checking their breeds.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by geckolas, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. geckolas

    geckolas Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldn't resist this $20 beauty from Craigslist. He said she was a Bantam Game. Does that mean Old English Game hen?
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    And than these three I got from a very smelly home (reminded me of a puppy mill). I really hope they aren't sick. But they are really sweet and already come running towards me when I go near the coop. Maybe they are just scared of the other hens.

    Anyways the seller said it was a Mille Fleur, a Barred Rock, and an Australorp. Just wanted to see what you thought.

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    first looks like a butter cup the chicks look right except the australorp those are soild black and the barred rock should have yellow legs and no red in its head fluff
     
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  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    The barred one looks like a male sex-link to me. Good size comb coming in.
     
  4. geckolas

    geckolas Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband will be happy about that one. He's been wanting a boy ;)
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mille fleur is a color and several breeds have it as a variety. What you appear to have is a mille fleur D'Uccle. The first pullet looks to be a Sicilian Buttercup. And I think your "Australorp" is a mix since Australorps should be solid black. I can't tell enough from the pic to suggest another breed at this point. I also agree that the little barred chick looks to be a roo at this point.
     
  6. geckolas

    geckolas Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for getting specific!
    Is the red head the reason you think the barred rock is a roo? Is that only a characteristic of a black sex-link chick or could it just be a mix breed? Just wondered?
     
  7. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No...other reasons for the barred one being a roo, are the way the feathers are coming in slowly ,the upright stance, and the very light barring (females are darker)...I also believe it is a black sex link and not a barred rock because of the color of the legs/fuzz and as he matures he will get other colors bleeding through the black and white barring. Honestly, I thing BSL roos are the prettiest roos there are.
     

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