Rare Breed Assortment Identification Help @ 11 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kjweirich, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. kjweirich

    kjweirich Just Hatched

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    We have 12 (hopefully) hens that we ordered from MyPetChicken.com as a Rare Breed Assortment. I know we have two polish hens because its pretty obvious [​IMG]. The rest of them I have ideas but nothing definite. They will be 11 weeks old on 7/10/16. I included pictures of all their combs incase you guys can spot any Roo's.

    Ok Hen #1 & 2. We have two of them and I have zero idea what they are.

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    Hen #1 as a chick if this helps.


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    back shot of the two of them.

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    a view of the comb

    Ok Hen #3 aka Baby. She is much smaller than all the other girls. Her feather's are iridescent green in the sunlight. My guess was Black Sumatra except the white face... but maybe that goes away?
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    Hen #3 as a chick


    Hen #4 & 5 aka Chicken Little and Chicken Lettuce. I flop back and forth between Barred Rock and Cockoo Maran. Thinking they are BR but that is definitely not a rare breed so I'm confused.

    Also their combs look significantly different so I'm wondering if Hen #4 is actually a Roo.[​IMG]
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    Hen #4

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    Hen #5

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    Hen #4 as a chick. On the right.


    Hen #6. Road Island Red? Except the white tips on the wings confuses me. And can't remember which one she was as a chick...
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    Comb view

    Ok Hen # 7, 8 & 9. I think they are all Easter Egger but the coloring and comb on one is different so I wasn't sure.
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    Hen # 7 has a really orange head

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    Her comb also looks much different

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    Hen 8/9 Have black heads

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    And their combs

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    You can kind of see the differences in combs here.


    Hen #10 aka Elsa. She was a little yellow chick. My only guess is the Super Blue Egg Layer that MyPetChicken created. They said some have black spots.
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    View of the comb.



    All done! Sorry for the crazy huge post. Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Alrighty, my guesses, using the list of breeds MPC says can be in this collection:

    1 and 2: Dark cornish (if they have pea combs, I can't quite make that out - if single combs, barnevelders)

    3: Black sumatra

    4 and 5: Cuckoo marans, MPC doesn't send barred rocks in this assortment

    6: Buckeye

    7, 8, 9: Easter Eggers

    10: Delaware
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree with Pyxis.

    Although, number 4 sure looks like a Rock to me. It may be a mistake, or it could be a weird Marans.

    Everyone is female, you hit the odds well there!
     
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  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with all, but number 5

    If you look very closely you will see a rosecomb on this pullet. Thus, #5 is a Dominique.

    Does MyPetChicken sell Barred Hollands? If so, perhaps #4 may be a barred Holland. I agree it's coloration is a bit off for a Cuckoo Marans.

    And yes, the white in the face of the Sumatra will go away with age.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
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  7. kjweirich

    kjweirich Just Hatched

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    Awesome! Thanks guys! It is crazy how similar 4 & 5 are yet they are totally different breeds. Blows my mind!
    I guess with #4 hopefully the color of her egg I'll help me figure her out. :)

    Also so will the Delaware get more dark markings or will she just be a lighter one? I love the look of the Delaware hens!
     
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