PICS finally! edited to add more pics..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smom1976, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Ok so I finally figured out that I can use walmart where I get all my photos from anyway as an online host center.. so I have two chickens that I have no clue what kind they are.. need some help there.. I am watching tail feathers closely so far mostly all the same so girls....

    and I have a third would like to know if anyone has one of these grown.. would like to see the colors as an adult if at all possible.



    the other one check out the green leggs



    this one I just want to see as an adult, what the colors will look like.
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  2. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    The one with green legs is an EE. I have one that looks exactly like yours. I don't know if there is a name for the color though. How old are the chicks?
  3. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    these chicks were hatched May 2nd
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    The green leggy one is an EE-the other Houdan?
  5. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    Pic 1 looks like a barred rock pullet although the head seems pretty white.

    the buff one in pic 2 may be a orpington pullet but I can't see her well.

    Pic 3 with the green legs is an ameraucana pullet. She will lay beautiful bluish green eggs.

    Pic 5 is a polish...I don't know much about these and can't give you more info.

    The black one in pic 2 could be an austrolope. Again I can't see enough of the bird.
  6. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    the middle bird in pic two is the same bird as pic one.. I will go and try to get another pic

    ok got some!! Hope this helps.



    this one is blury but maybe helpfull


    and here is a few more of my peeps.. I know they are polish they are just cute...I cant help but show them off..

    one of my cochin's

    one of my barred rocks.. are the cheek waddles normal? they three I have seem to have them.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  7. I don't have any barred rocks with a gold chest like that. Are you sure of what they are?
  8. ajeffers

    ajeffers In the Brooder

    May 6, 2008
    E. Washington
    Black one with the white head looks similar to my Black Australorp chicks. The black with the gold on the chest looks like a black sex-link or Black Star to me.
  9. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    The last pic that you posted is not a Barred Rock can you post a whole body pic so we can see.
  10. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Quote:this is what I found as a discription on MM website.
    This breed originated in Australia developed from Black Orpingtons imported from England; and the emphasis of the breeding program was on egg production without sacrificing too much in size and meat quality. Some sensational results were made in the Australian program, and one hen set a laying record of 364 eggs in 365 days. Introduced into this country in the 1920's, they have become useful and popular and are certainly one of the best layers of light brown eggs of all the heavy breeds. A flock of Black Australorps with their glossy black plumage which has a greenish-purple sheen and their larger than average bright red combs make an unusually handsome sight. They are big birds, cockerels weighing 6 to 8 pounds at maturity and pullets 5 to 7. They have a pinkish white skin and plump bodies which dress out nicely once the birds have their final plumage. Pullets mature early and many will be in production between 5 and 6 months of age. They are quiet, gentle, and stand confinement well. Baby chicks are black with a good deal of white in the underparts and small white patches around the head and wings. We have handled this breed for years and think it is one of the best of the heavy breeds.

    now the pics that I googled [​IMG]
    this is exactly what it looked like as a chick.. so cute..

    but when MM talks about the size. I the cochins and the "barred rocks" that I got from the feed store and the EE are bigger and heavier than the two of those in question that I have so the size doesnt match. I will get a pic of the "barred rock" in question. They were all black and just started to get the golden feathers. I was thinking it was a progression to white stripes.. not sure though my first time with chickens. (BUT I LOVE IT!!!)

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