New Aquisitions! Need help figuring out what they are.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SanAntoneChicken, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. SanAntoneChicken

    SanAntoneChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pics of some birds I picked up recently. I need some help identifing the breeds if possible. The first two pics are of a what I believe is a black roo and his sister. The person I got them from said that their mother was a black australorp but he thought that a marans rooster was the father. They do have a little feathering on their legs so this leads me to believe that they may be part marans. They are 4 months old and the one I believe to be a roo has a larger comb and waddles as you can see, but he doesn't have any hackle or saddle feathers. Is this a roo or just a pullet who's comb and waddles developed faster? The third bird is a game hen. The fourth bird is a blue hen but I have no idea of what breed she is, any ideas?

    Black Roo?
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    Black Pullet
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    Game Hen
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    Blue Hen
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  2. SanAntoneChicken

    SanAntoneChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been looking around and think that the Blue hen, that my 4 year old son has now named Burp, is an old english game.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the blue hen looks like my dads blue copper marans hens minus the feathered shanks can you ger a side shot of the black (roo)
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the first two may be black Australorp (you're correct on the genders)

    I agree that the second pic is of an Old English Game hen

    I would agree that the blue hen was OEG as well, if it weren't for her legs and the red at her throat. Those features make me lean towards Blue Copper Marans as well. Does she lay any eggs yet? What color are they?
     
  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First two could definitely be BA/FBCM. They both have sparse feathering on the legs.

    Can't help with the other two, sorry.
     
  6. I think your other hen is probably a wheaten cubalaya and the red male is probably a rhode island red. All pet quality.
     
  7. WeepingDuck

    WeepingDuck New Egg

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    yup.... i concur. Austral roo n chicita..... gamee chicita...... an a pretty, pretty lil blue wheaton.
     
  8. SanAntoneChicken

    SanAntoneChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    The RIR is one of my old battle hardened hens. She's a little ragged looking, she was picked on quite a bit by another hen I got rid of, but she is a fantastic layer.
     
  9. SanAntoneChicken

    SanAntoneChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I ended up giving the black Pullet to my brother. The Black Roo's hackle feathers are starting to come in, and they are coming in copper in color I think. I am still not sure what the blue hen is.
     

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