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New mom to three wattled babies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nopeach, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. nopeach

    nopeach New Egg

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    Hi all!

    I had a few chickens years ago, but they all got killed one after the other. One by a dog, one by a hawk, and one got her head bit off. It was missing, there was hardly any gap in the coop, and until today I don't know what did it. I sold the last one and thought I was done.

    But I hate spending $7 for a dozen of organic eggs, so over 5 years later I started over. [​IMG]

    Built a nice coop and now I have three chickens that will start laying in spring. One is red, not sure if it is a Rhode Island red or a red sex link. Her name is Trudie. One is black. I called her Oprah. Not sure what she is. And the baby is Lacy. She is an Easter Egger.
    If anybody know the breed of the red and the black one, please let me know. I have more pictures if that is needed to identify.

    Thanks.

    Marion
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say Australorp or Black Star ^^
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It looks to me as if Trudie is a Rhode Island Red or production red and Oprah is a Black Australorp. I hope your coop is fully secure now so you don't have further predator problems. That's a terrible way to lose a bird.

    Good luck to you, thanks for joining us!
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think you will be getting any eggs from Trudie, those neck feathers look like male hackle feathers to me.
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on junebuggena; Trudy is a male Production Red. :eek:( If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our community. All the best with raising chickens the second time around.

    All the best
    Ct
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Good call junebuggena...I was focused on the breed and missed the feathering.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Oprah looks like a pretty Black Australorp
     

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