out of 17 chickens I have 4 I can't figure out

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by michellepagan, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. michellepagan

    michellepagan In the Brooder

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    3 are one breed and I got them as a straight run. I just cant remember what they were called. They have fully fledged most of thier feathers are about the color buff orpington, with some much darker feathers almost red thrown in for accent.

    Our other girl is" Mystery" she looks like a crow honest to god. She has a few odd white feathers hiding in her wings and she has black feet and legs. Any ideas what these could be?
     
  2. vickichicki

    vickichicki Songster

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    The crow one might be a Black Sumarta.

    Without having pictures it will be hard to identify any of them really.

    If you can not post pictures there is a great website called 'Feathersite'. Hard to navigate but once you find the chicken page you might have to dig through until you see what you have.
     
  3. michellepagan

    michellepagan In the Brooder

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    Okay Thanks I will see if I can get some posted. I'll go take some photos right now.
     
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    michellepagan In the Brooder

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    This is Secret. My kids told me that I was wrong her name is NOT Mystery! Gotta love little girls. Her feathers have a blue/green sheen to them in the sunlight. And just the couple white spots on her feathers.
     
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    michellepagan In the Brooder

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    And the other three I can't identify look like this one (not sure if this is a she or a he these three were straight run)
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    They both look like mixed breed birds to me. Where did you get them?
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    I agree
     
  8. michellepagan

    michellepagan In the Brooder

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    I got them from L&M fleet who I believe gets them from Meyer Hatchery
     
  9. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Songster

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    Some times hatchery birds have flaws and a Black Australorp throwing white spots is not unusual Australorps have white skin so check for that.The little brown one with green legs is probably an EE.
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    well then I dont know, I was going to say they were just mixed breeds, but if they get them from a hatchery then they are MBs
     

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