OK, lots to identify! (pic extensive)

HuestisFarm

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Sep 23, 2008
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So, the hubby thought it would be fun to surprise me with a bunch of new chickens. Yeah, nice thought... except for the fact that we have such a mix of chickens I'm embaressed! *haha* Which leads me to a question -- is it OK to have such a vast array of chickens or is it better to stick to one or two breeds?

And here's the line-up. He was told they were all hens, but please verify. Thank you in advance!


1.) We have several of these young girls. How old do you think they are?



2.)


3.) We have a few of these pretty girls.



4.) I'm assuming she's a type of Ameracauna w/those cheek muffs.



5.) Our biggest gal - she's huge! I almost thought she was a roo!


6.)


7.) We have a few of these black/white beauties.




8.)


9.)


10.) This is a unique one - has dual-toes on her 4th digits.



11.)



We've already got our first eggs too. Two of them. If only I knew which one laid which egg. I'm assuming one of these girls is an EE, as our first egg was a pretty green.

 
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Chicabee19

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Aug 8, 2008
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excellent group! I say if you can stand to have that many chickens, have one or two of every type.

Some of those chickens look like they have huge crops - is that normal?
 

FisherMOM

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May 7, 2008
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Bergen, NY
the first ones are either RIR or red sex link. the orange looking ones are maybe comets or Golden slex links. The beareded one.. with the poofy cheeks is your EE.

I see a barred chicken... but not sure bout the rest. Nice variety!
 

fowltemptress

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Jan 20, 2008
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I see at least three roos for sure . . . numbers five, middle seven, and ten.
 
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cthrash1

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Apr 15, 2008
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Somerset, KY
They are all very nice birds...They aren't all girls though. Number 5, second bird in no. 7, and the black one in no. 10 all look rooish to me...I can see sickle feathers hanging down. Not sure about any of the others though.
 

lilchick

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11 Years
May 23, 2008
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Nice birds!
no. 5 pic. your biggest is a rooster. as well as some in no. 7, maybe no. 8 and 9 and definately no. 10...

Just look at the feathers right in front of their tail feathers. If they are smaller, pointy and draping down it is a rooster!
I call it a saddle but not sure what it is really called....

You cannot always go by larger combs when young cause hens can have them too! good luck...
 

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