New chickens - need help with breeds!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChooksinIowa, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, a friend of mine is moving to Colorado. He could not take his chickens, so I have them now. There are 13 hens and a rooster. I am very excited about them. The only thing he could tell me is that the white & black ones are light brahmas. He thinks there are some Araucanas. They were his ex-wife's chickens and he doesn't know much about them. They all lay either brown, blue, or khaki color eggs.

    If anyone can help out with breed identifications, I sure would appreciate it!

    The black hen in front in this pic seems to have a tufty head. There is a light brahma behind her to the right, and then to her left behind her, there is a hen with sort of partridge coloration and lacing?
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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas on this hen? She sure is pretty!!
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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's another pic of tufty-head beside some light brahmas. I think there are 2 of these.
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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas on this one? I just love her color.

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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A smaller black hen. Very narrow tail.
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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are two of these. They appear bearded to me.
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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's another pic of the bearded-looking type with the small black hen with narrow tail in the picture also.
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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my new roo. Barred rock?
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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Allie. I was told she is a dark cornish-black orpington cross. She lays brown eggs. They are usually double yolkers. I am not sure on that cross though...
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    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And this is Diana. She seems cuckoo colored. She lays blue eggs.

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