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Opinions on breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LRH97, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Just got some new chicks from Murray McMurray this morning. I ordered Barred Rock, Silver Laced Wyandottes, and two new breeds for us Turkens (in love with them already!) and Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. I mistakenly checked "ok" to add subs if birds weren't available when we ordered, so now I'm iffy on whether or not we got all of our BLRW (we ordered five). All of the ones in question pretty much look like numbers 1 and 3, but a couple of them are lighter and darker than others. Number 1 is the lightest out of all of them. Its hard to see, but there's another darker one in pic 1 standing in the feeder. I think some of them look as though they have muffs and a beard, like in EEs. Do you think we got all BLRW or do you think there might be a few subs? Number 2 is our free rare chick, I believe. Any idea what he/she might be? Chicks in question are circled. All opinions are greatly appreciated!

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Silver Spangled Hamburg for the mystery chick maybe? The BLRW will come in three colors, Splash/Blue/Black so different shades is normal, the legs don't look green, but those are darn big cheek puffs on those chicks... they usually will put on the packing list if they have substituted breeds...
     
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  3. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you! It does say "subs ok" on the label, but it also says 5 Blue Laced Wyandottes, so I hope that's what I got! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The mystery chick also looks like a Silver Spangled Hamburg to me. As for the other two chicks, I think that they are Easter Eggers. I just went and looked up photos of Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, and those two birds don't look much like BLRW. I suspect that they are subsitutes.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    #2 looks to be a Silver Spangled Hamburg. I think the other chicks are Easter Eggers, though--definitely not Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, since they have puffy cheeks/muffs. It appears that Easter Eggers were subbed in for your Wyandottes.
     
  6. cicknmama

    cicknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone!
    This is my first post and I'm a newbie to chickens. I recently acquired to pullets from a family who couldn't keep them. I would love some help with breed and approximate age. Thanks![​IMG][/IMG]
     
  7. cicknmama

    cicknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Second picture didn't upload, here's the other one.[​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    cickmama Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

    Your girls both look like they may be Easter Eggers, (hatcheries sometimes sell them as Ameraucana)... they are mixes and they can lay any color egg but most lay blue/green eggs ... so if they do that you should know. They don't look quite ready to lay yet, so maybe around 4 months old.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both birds are Easter Eggers. Easter Eggers are mixed breed chickens, usually with Ameraucana in their background, that lay colored eggs (blue, green, pink, brown, etc.). Easter Eggers can have many different features and be nearly any color, though most have a pea comb, bluish-green legs, and muffs/beard.

    As for age of your new birds, that can be hard to tell. Are either of them laying? Just looking at them, I would say they are 4-6 months old.
     
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  10. cicknmama

    cicknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Was hoping they might be a little older though. The brown pullet looks larger and her comb is more prominent. Can't wait to see the colored eggs :)
     

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