Ornamental Layer Coll. Breeds? Clearer Pics 1wk

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hawkster318, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Hawkster318

    Hawkster318 In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2007
    North Freedom Wisconsin
    Allright, this is our first order from a hatchery. We think we have some of the breeds nailed down, but were hoping for confirmation from the experts. Here are picks in no particular order....

    Any and all help is appreciated.










    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  2. crazychickens

    crazychickens Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    Belleville, Wisconsin
    I have no idea what kind of chicks you have, but I have an order from Murray McMurray due March 2nd. Did all your chicks make the trip ok? I noticed your box is different than the box my chicks came in last july.
    What is the condition your chicks?
    Thanks for the info!
  3. bossynbella

    bossynbella Songster

    Aug 11, 2007
    oh they are so adorable I can't wait till we get ours at the end of may Seems like a long time! [​IMG]

    This is my unexpert opinion I was looking through the catalog and this is what I am thinking.

    The two black ones with white spots on head look like Dominiques

    the one in the next photo looks like a White crested black polish.

    the next one looks like either a black or partridge cochin cause of the feathering of the feet.

    I think I might see a buttercup in the next picture towards the back on the right side?? I'm sure you would know because of the comb. That would be awesome to get.
    Looks like the two Dominques are in the picture too and right in front looks like it might be a golden penciled hamburg and either a pheonix or a Silver leghorn.

    The fluffy white one in the next picture and the cool light gray one have me stumped but im very curious as to what they might be.

    Next it looks like the Crested black polish again. Maybe im wrong?? maybe you have 2 the same??

    next looks like a black cochin

    Next one looks like a white faced black spanish to me but it might be a Lakenvelder.

    next one looks like a black cochin again even though this one is much lighter I couldn't find any other one that looked like that.

    Couldn't tell on the last one cause of the lighting.

    Let me know if I'm right about any of them!
  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    You have a WC black polish, a Black Langshan, a Blue Cochin, a Silver Spangled Hamburg. In the box I see what looks like a Silver Grey Dorking and a Buttercup. Those are my guesses.

    Good Luck
  5. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Songster

    Sep 13, 2007
    I was looking at the OLC from MM, but i wanted cochins,and/ or broody hens.
    How many cochins in your batch?or how many possible broody type?
  6. Hawkster318

    Hawkster318 In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2007
    North Freedom Wisconsin
    Quote:MMH shipped 27. we currently have 18. 3 of those were very iffy, my wife and daughters were warming them on the trip home from the post office docks to revive them.

    Quote:I believe we had 4 or 5 total. Of those, it appears to be 2 black and 1 blue (these are just guesses on my part...) but 3 that survived.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Songster

    Mar 4, 2007
    I would say you have a good mix of.....

    Easter Egger

    And probably acouple other breeds. It's hard to tell because there are A LOT of chicks that have chipmunk stripes when little and we would need individual pics of each chick to really tell the breed.
    Nice assortment you got though!
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN

    This chick is a langshan. I had a whole bunch of them last summer (all turned out to be boys [​IMG]) They were so much fun to watch feather out and grow those super long legs!
  9. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    I'm going with chicken, chicken, blurry chicken, chicken and chicken.
  10. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    You mentioned some of the chicks were "iffy" I noticed that the thermometer in the box reads 85F? Is that the norm or just becasue you had the box open fo a while? I believe they should be kept about 98F - 100F for the first few days?

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