New girls = Rhode Island Red mixed with ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by technodoll, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,265
    13
    191
    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Hallo peeps,

    Just got two new 16-week old pullets yesterday (as well as two 8-week old silkies, yay!), I got the part that they were sex links with one parent being a RIR, but what could the other half be?

    They are both partridge pattern, dark legs, one of them has feathers on the legs (see pics below) but the other one doesn't. Otherwise they look pretty much the same.

    Apologies for the crappy photos taken with flash in a darkish coop, it's their first morning here and they are hiding in a corner as the troop isn't being too friendly with them yet... Poor sweeties, ain't no fun being at the bottom of the pecking order. They are healthy and half my flock comes from this breeder so I didn't separate them (I don't have any place to put them now that it's below freezing at night).

    Opinions on breed mix? [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Oops Juliette is standing in her breakfast, LOL!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2009
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    14,367
    32
    316
    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    I'm no expert but they look like Black Copper Marans to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,265
    13
    191
    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Wouldn't that be cool!

    However the breeder doesn't have any black copper marans and told me the girls were a RIR mix... I forgot to ask her "with what?" so I am stuck. She does have a pair of Cochins, could that be a possibility? [​IMG]
     
  4. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    i was thinking possibly cochin, since the one has feathers on her legs... [​IMG]
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    8,603
    36
    308
    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Could be light brahma. I think you can get sex-links that way, and that would explain the feathered legs. Do any of them have pea combs?

    Or maybe I'm thinking red sex-links [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2009
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,265
    13
    191
    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    I'll try to get better pics when they are less shy... they don't have much comb or wattles yet from what I see. Still a few months away from laying.

    Fun to play the guessing game, eh? LOL

    ps: the breeder has cochins, faverolles, RIR's, turkens, frizzles, silkies, barred plymouth rocks and a few other neat breeds.
     
  7. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

    605
    0
    129
    Aug 18, 2009
    Roanoke
    I know a black sex link would be a rir roo and barred rock mom
     
  8. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,265
    13
    191
    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    but where do the foot feathers come from then? [​IMG]
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    14,367
    32
    316
    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    RIR-Barred Cochin maybe? Pretty, whatever they are!
     
  10. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

    261
    0
    121
    Sep 24, 2009
    East TN
    RIR-Barred Cochin maybe? Pretty, whatever they are!

    i agree​
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by