PLEASE HELP!!!

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

  1. balut

    balut Hatching

    3
    0
    7
    Oct 29, 2014
    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]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    28,424
    5,137
    616
    Apr 23, 2014
    Colorado
    My Coop
    Quote:
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  3. K Spot

    K Spot Songster

    2,304
    190
    198
    Apr 14, 2013
    SE Qld, Australia
    Those are my best guesses
     
  4. Wishapup

    Wishapup Songster

    815
    36
    141
    May 1, 2013
    Canada
    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 Chirping

    101
    3
    58
    Aug 13, 2014
    Madera, CA
    My Coop
    #2 doesn't actually live in that minuscule tomato cage all the time, does he??
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    25,581
    2,235
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
     
  7. balut

    balut Hatching

    3
    0
    7
    Oct 29, 2014
    oh goodness no... it appears so, but it's just some kind of punishment for sleeping in a nesting box last night
     
  8. balut

    balut Hatching

    3
    0
    7
    Oct 29, 2014
    actually, the black hen in pic #5 indeed has feathers on its legs!
     
  9. Wishapup

    Wishapup Songster

    815
    36
    141
    May 1, 2013
    Canada
    Then it is not a Black Australorp, but probably an over-melanized (too dark) Black Copper Marans hen.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    20,585
    1,238
    401
    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.

    Or, she could be an Australorp mix.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: