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Please help with breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by msj889, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. msj889

    msj889 New Egg

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    I am new to chickens and was given these by an old man down the street. He dropped them off so I was never able to see what he had and he told me he had no idea what breed they are. Some of them have slightly feathered legs. Thank you.
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  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Look like barnyard mixes and I see at least 5 cockerels in the group
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the 4 very multi colored ones are boys
     
  4. msj889

    msj889 New Egg

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    Thanks, any ideas on what kind of mix they could be?
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    theres 4 cockerels and 5 pullets. as for what mix they are there is no telling unless you know what breeds are on the property were these chicks were conceived
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They look to be true barnyard mix. It's fairly easy to guess a mix when both parents are pure bred birds, but when the parents are mixed, identifying the offspring is all but impossible. We can make some guesses, like there is production red in there somewhere, and due to the white earlobes I'd say maybe leghorn, and the featherd legs who knows. That light amount of feathering means the feathered leg parent was at least 2 generations back. Overall, the pullets look like they should be decent layers. The cockerels look to be a little light bodied for good table birds, but that could change with age.
     

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