PLEASE HELP!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by balut, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. balut

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    Hey guys! I seriously need your help. I've gotten these chickens several weeks ago, and I want to keep track of them. I can't do that because I don't even know what kind of breed they are. I really appreciate your help guys!!![​IMG]
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are my best guesses
     
  4. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to me like you have a pair of Black Copper Marans (rooster in Pic #2, hen in Pic #6). You also have two Easter Egger hens (Pic #3 - beard a little plucked, and Pic #4) and a Black Australorp hen (Pic #5). As for the rooster in the first picture, he may be a cross...do you have a closer picture of his comb? If he has leg feathering, he could be a Marans mix. And does the hen in Pic #5 have any leg feathering (even sparse) or any brown/colours other than black feathers?

    So in summary:
    2 BCM
    2 EE
    1 BA
    1 mix (?)
     
  5. bootsNbirds

    bootsNbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 doesn't actually live in that minuscule tomato cage all the time, does he??
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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  7. balut

    balut New Egg

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    oh goodness no... it appears so, but it's just some kind of punishment for sleeping in a nesting box last night
     
  8. balut

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    actually, the black hen in pic #5 indeed has feathers on its legs!
     
  9. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then it is not a Black Australorp, but probably an over-melanized (too dark) Black Copper Marans hen.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.

    Or, she could be an Australorp mix.
     

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