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Our six new babies....trying to determine if they are truly the breeds that they were sold as :-)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DimondaleBergs, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. DimondaleBergs

    DimondaleBergs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone!
    This is our first "batch" of "non-hybrid" chicks [​IMG]They were purchased at a local feed store and we would love to know if they are truly the breeds they were sold as. Not that it matters, because we've only had them a day and truly love them already. I'd love to sound knowledgeable when talking about my new peeps. [​IMG]

    So here goes...

    "Araucana #1
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    "Araucana" #2
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    "Barred Rock" #1
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    "Barred Rock" #2
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    "Buff Orpington" #1

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    "Buff Orpington" #2

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    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    What cute little chicks! Good luck with them. The Barred Plymouth Rocks chicks look like what I expect, the Buff Orpingtons do also if their feet are pink/white in color irl, (Buff Plymouth Rocks would have yellow feet). The first two look like what are usually called Easter Eggers on BYC, hatcheries often sell them incorrectly as Araucana/Ameraucana which are breeds with a physical standard, the Ameraucana club has a nice explanation of the difference on its website http://www.ameraucana.org/faq.html
     
  3. DimondaleBergs

    DimondaleBergs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...I believe you're right about the EE's. I'm excited to see what they look like when they feather out. The Buffs both have yellow feet/legs. So I guess they are Buff Plymouth Rocks? Can you tell me what the difference will be?
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hatchery birds don't always meet the standard so far as leg color and other minor details go ... if they are really rocks, they aren't that different than orps to me, hatchery ones usually the same general size and type, orps are usually pretty far down the pecking order, one thing is rocks are not as broody so I tend to like them better since they do lay more eggs ime.
     

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