New Flock of Six - guess on breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pragmatist712, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. pragmatist712

    pragmatist712 Just Hatched

    Jul 5, 2016
    These came from a local farm and outdoors store (Atwoods). I believe them to be about two weeks old, the pictures were taken the day I brought them home. My guess is three Barred Rocks, two Red Sex Links, and one Rhode Island Red. What's your guess?

    This is the flock minus one of the Barred Rocks, I'm not entirely convinced both of the ones in front are Red Sex Links since they do have different colored fluff around the eyes and head. There was also a chart at the store of the breeds, not sure if it is accurate, if it is then the two in front could possibly be Red Sex Links or Buff Orpingtons. Or something else entirely?

    This is a better picture of one in question.

    Here is the other one I was questioning, the fluff color around the eyes and head is lighter for some reason and the legs too just a little.

    There are three of these, fairly sure they are BR, 'cept the unevenness to the barring makes me suspicious they could be something else?
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Two Barred Rocks (or possibly Dominiques - is the comb single or rose?), two Buff Orpingtons, and a Production Red aka RIR.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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  4. baredrock101

    baredrock101 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2016
    The last 2 are Dominiques. They rest I am not sure.
    Barred rock don't usally have white like that under there neck or beak
    Dominiques are hard to find so you are very lucky.

    Here is a pic of 3 of my barred rocks and they do not have white under the neck or beak.

    Last edited: Jul 14, 2016
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I'd have to disagree on that count. OP could indeed have Doms or Rocks, but it's unrelated to any white under the chin. I've worked with several hundred BRs and a good amount of Doms and Cuckoo Marans as well and I've seen white chin patches on all three breeds.
  6. baredrock101

    baredrock101 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2016
    I only have 32 barred rocks so I am not 100% sure but they seem to have a longer face too.
  7. smellslikechaos

    smellslikechaos Just Hatched

    Jul 9, 2016
    Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    Looks to me like orpingtons, RIR, and barred rock but I've never had a dominique so idk could be that. You should be able to tell by the comb. BRs have single combs.

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