New to raising chickens, what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by efinger89, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. efinger89

    efinger89 New Egg

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    My wife and i just got our baby chicks about 4 months ago and now that they're about full sized we'd like to know what some of them are. It was a mixed brood when we bought the chicks. Thanks in advance for your help!

    The fist one we can't decide on is whether or not it's a light brown leghorn or a welsummer.
    The second one is reddish in color with some black tail feathers and we just plain don't know.
    The third is the mostly brown with white spots and has a small puff on it's head.
    The fourth is mostly white with brown spots and is a polish of some sort.

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  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty little group you have.
     
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  3. efinger89

    efinger89 New Egg

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    Why would you say lucky buy about the Polish? I will say it's my wife's favorite. We have a black jersey giant & black australorp as well
     
  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Tolbunt are very very hard to get around here and tend to go for top dollar. It is a rare coloration.
     
  5. efinger89

    efinger89 New Egg

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    What is top dollar for a chicken like her? I'm new to the chicken world still
     
  6. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polish are supposed to have white skin not yellow. I think the crested ones are some sort of really cute mixed breed or possibly just a breed that I'm not familiar with. The red is probably a production red. The other is a light brown leghorn. A welsummer would have red earlobes and yours has the white earlobes of a leghorn.
     
  7. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one with the gold around her neck might be a cream legbar I don't know for sure but she sorta has the coloring, they lay bluish eggs if it is. (meyer hatchery has some that look like her)
     
  8. efinger89

    efinger89 New Egg

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    That's where they came from, I don't live too far from the hatchery. They also have the light brown leghorn and welsummer so that's why I was confused
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    looks like a Tolbunt polish to me as well
     
  10. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a polish and a brown Leghorn
     

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