New member coming from East Palo Alto, California wanting help to identify flock.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VictorsBackYard, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. VictorsBackYard

    VictorsBackYard New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I joined to day because I'm excited to learn more about the hens I have just acquired from craigslist. I got them from a guy who said they were about 2 years old and have slowed down in laying eggs. He wanted to find them a good home so that he can get some new ones. Attached is a photo of the chickens. I asked him what type of chickens they where but the names escaped him. Its clear to me that there are 3 breeds. I want to know what they are. Can you help identify them as well as the rooster?
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    Thanks for looking, Victor.
     
  2. chrissy903

    chrissy903 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi number 7 is a rooster. Rest are all hens [​IMG]
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]



    # 7 Rooster the others are hens and I would say you have some
    Road Island Reds there .......


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    A production RIR [​IMG]
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Looks like Rhode Island Reds and Black Australorps. The Roo looks like a Black Australorp as well. Very nice flock! And how nice of you to take these birds. Many birds that are starting to slow down in laying, don't get to go to nice homes like yours! [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy your new flock!!
     
  5. Sweet Basil

    Sweet Basil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with TwoCrows: hens 1 & 2 look like Rhode Island Reds, hens 3 & 4 look like Black Australorps, 7 is definitely a rooster, and I'm not sure about 5 & 6. Best wishes. You will learn a lot of helpful info here.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 looks like you have RIR& Black Australorps / production reds& blacks and Welsummers girls, the roo looks like a Black Ameraucana or Easter Egger to me, I'm seeing a peacomb and beard and cheek puffs in the pic?, nice little flock!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could post photos in "what gender or breed is this," and get more opinions.
     
  8. VictorsBackYard

    VictorsBackYard New Egg

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    Thank you all for your warm greetings and for your feedback on my chickens.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Production reds, probable Black Australorps, Welsummers, and what may very well be an Ameraucana rooster. They are very healthy looking birds, and in spite of their age will start laying once again in a month or so. You did well to get them.
     

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