not what we ordered...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1keegan, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, would like to get your opinion/confirmation on breeds of these two 6 1/2 week old pullets, please.
    We ordered a Barred Rock and an Australorp as day olds from a hatchery.
    Is that what they are??


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  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like Barred Rocks to me.
     
  3. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone suggested to my daughter at 4H that one might be a Cuckoo Maran or a Holland, or a mutt.
    I didn't know that was possible from the hatchery?

    We're keeping them regardless of what they are. It's just that we'd like to know what we have!

    At what age do you think they can be positively breed ID'd?
     
  4. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the second one have a single comb too? If so they are Barred Plymouth Rocks. If they grow up to lay a white egg then they are California Greys :) I have one and she is always mistaken for a Barred Rock. Both breeds have great personalities! [​IMG]
     
  5. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is what the second chick's head looks like, if that helps.
    What type of comb is coming in??

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  6. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Chickasaurus Rex, I don't think that hatcheries would accidentally give away Cuckoo Marans, as I've heard they're not the most common of chickens.
     
  7. littlequail21

    littlequail21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cuckoo Marans are much more money and hard to come by,Now if that is the only kind of chickens you have, No there is no Australorps in the photos. they are Pure black, with a green shine to them, White on the undersides of there feet and white toes. why dont you think this is a Barred Rock??
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like Barred Rocks to me! Marans have pink legs, so they aren't that.

    Why are you skeptical that they aren't Barred Rocks?
     
  9. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The second one looks like it could be a Dominique. Rose comb, barred feather pattern, sweet birds, consistent layers.
     
  10. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    barred rock and dominique
     

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