New here! Breed questions

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mdavis11, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. mdavis11

    mdavis11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can yall help me figure out what breeds these are? I think I've got 3 australorps, 2 barred rocks and I'm not positive about the others. I ordered "assorted brown layers". [​IMG]
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  2. Kraken Farmer

    Kraken Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you also have some Rhode Island Reds (or some derivation there of) and possibly Buff Orpingtons (just a guess on the yellow chicks since I can't see any feathers).
     
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  3. adeelumer

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    I can identify barred rocks and black orpington chicks among the black ones
     
  4. mdavis11

    mdavis11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's some better pictures of their feathers. They're 2 weeks 1 day old. What do you mean by a derivation? A mixed breed? I ordered them from a hatchery so I figured they would be a specific breed. Not that it matters, I'm just curious. Is that still too early to tell though?[​IMG]
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  5. Kraken Farmer

    Kraken Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blond chicks are most likely Buff Orpingtons.

    When I said derivative, I meant breeds that were developed from Rhode Island Reds such as Production Reds or New Hampshires. They could also be red sex links which are typically RIR crosses.
     
  6. mdavis11

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    Also, out of 14 chicks, all have fully feathered, long wings and tail feathers, except 2. At 2 weeks old, is this a sign that they're roosters? The 2 have short little wings and no tail feathers at all. They're still little fuzz butts like when they were a day old. They're the same size as the others, just not getting any feathers.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Looks like Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Barred Plymouth Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree the slow to develop 2 may be cockerels but, too soon to tell
     

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