perhaps a dumb question?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chookydeb, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Chookydeb

    Chookydeb Out Of The Brooder

    i dont know chicken breeds very well, we've only ever bought chickens from a big commercial supplier and they're a cross breed designed for high egg production - great chooks, tough as old boots and and egg a day like clockwork, rusty red or red with a bit of white.

    but i love the look of the black and white spotty ones - what are they? are they good layers? how hardy are they?
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like red sexlinks or prodution reds
     
  3. Chookydeb

    Chookydeb Out Of The Brooder

    no, what i want to know is what breed are the spotty black and white ones?
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spotty black and white? Hmm...there are a few types like that. Maybe Ancona or Exchequer Leghorn?

    Ancona:

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    Exchequer Leghorn:

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  5. Chookydeb

    Chookydeb Out Of The Brooder

    ooooh pretty! but no

    they have like neatly overlapping black and white feathers

    i've seen a picture somewhere here but i've wandered around so much i can figure out where

    i'll go have another look
     
  6. Texokie1

    Texokie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Texokie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoops...posted mine as you posted the link...not barred rock...
     
  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a silver sebright! There is also another breed that has that type of feathers that is less of a ornamental bantam and lays better- silver laced wyandotte (shown below)

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  9. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But yeah, Silver Sebrights are poor layers and very small. They're bantams, and are more of an ornamental chicken. I would definitally recommend the wyandotte if your looking for a large fowl, good layer chicken. I have one and she is also super freindly.
     

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