New to BYC, questions about my breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brookeak, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. brookeak

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    Hello everyone! I'm new to BYC and new tonkeeping chickens all together. I've had these beautiful girls for a little over a month. I was told that the two black pullets were olive eggers and the golden pullet is a plum rose comb brown leghorn. The two black pullets are approximately 24 weeks old and the golden is approximately 16 weeks old. I just wanted to see if anyone on here can confirm that these are the correct breeds and that they are all hens. I've been reading through threads on here and see roosters are often mistaken for hens at young ages. Hoping I have all hens since I'm not allowed to have a rooster! I have a hen that is currently laying brown speckled eggs, almost everyday! She is good to me :) I can't wait to see these girls eggs. The top left pullet just recently developed her comb and wattles since I've had her which is neat to see. I'm wondering if she will lay soon or if I will have to wait until spring. Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The golden pullet is definitely not a Leghorn with those slate legs as Leghorns have yellow legs. It looks like a Black Sex Link pullet to me instead. The one in the upper left corner looks like a Black Australorp. The two in the upper right corner and the bottom left corner could be Olive Eggers but there is no way to confirm this until they begin laying.
     
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  3. brookeak

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    Thank you Michael!!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Everyone's female [​IMG]

    As far as the black birds being Olive eggers, you'll just have to wait until they lay. There's no breed specific traits for OEs, so you can't tell just by looking at them, sorry.

    the brown bird isn't a Leghorn. My first guess is clean faced Easter Egger, it looks like she has a pea comb but I'm not positive. Again, once she lays, you'll know for sure.

    Sounds like you'll have a pretty egg basket!
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Does the black bird in the upper left have any feathers on her legs? If not, then she's probably a Black Australorp. If so, then she's a Black Langshan or mix. The other two black/gold birds are Black Sex-links or possibly Olive Eggers. The brown bird is an Easter Egger, not a Leghorn.
     
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  6. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Bantam Lover
     
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  8. brookeak

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    Thank you all for the information. There are so many breeds to learn about. The black bird in the top right corner and bottom left corner is the same bird. Sorry I didn't clarify earlier. So the picture shows three different birds. None of them have feathered feet. The golden one has white lobes, I thought this meant white eggs only. So an Easter egger can lay tinted eggs even though they have white lobes? I can't wait to see their pretty egg basket. They are all super sweet. Lately though they have been "testing" each other though. I assume to establish their pecking order. As I said before I have one more who is already laying eggs and she definitely is the queen of the coop. No one messes with her!
     
  9. brookeak

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    So glad to hear they are all female, thank you all!
     
  10. brookeak

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    This is Roxy, I was told she was a blue maran, not sure if that's correct. She has feathered feet. Here are her pretty eggs.
     

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