OK, lots to identify! (pic extensive)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HuestisFarm, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Fly Creek, NY
    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! [​IMG]

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

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    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.) [​IMG]

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

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

    11.) [​IMG]

    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.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    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?
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    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!
  4. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    I see at least three roos for sure . . . numbers five, middle seven, and ten.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    1. Rhode Island Reds (RIR)
    2. Red Sex Link (RSL)
    3. Buff Orpingtons (BO)
  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Your #5 that you thought was a roo looks like a roo to me [​IMG]
  7. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    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.
  8. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    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...
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    There are several roosters in that group. I see about 7 roosters in your pictures. And I hope you quarantined them from your flock, just to be safe.
  10. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA

    Also, your chicken with extra toes is a silkie mix.

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