"Rare Egg Layers"??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TeaKettleK, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. TeaKettleK

    TeaKettleK Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2009
  2. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    1. turken

    2. GLW

    3. ?

    4. D'uccle

    5. D'uccle

    6. the one in the front is an EE other 2 ?

    7.Sussex or welsummer

    8. Dominique

    9. Sliver Laced Polish

    10. Salmon Faverolle or White Cochin
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Cute chicks. It is odd that the hatchery doesn't at least tell you what they chose. Did you call the hatchery to find out if they should have included a description sheet. I think ours was enclosed as part of the shipping label on the outside of the box when we ordered from the hatchery.

    It is tough to tell from the pics of chicks what breed they are. Once they start developing their adult feathers the folks on the forum will be able to provide better feedback on the breeds. The chicks with the darker stripes may grow up to have pretty partridge coloring. At this point the most important thing is that they are healthy and happy. Have fun with your chicks.
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    The turken is obviously but I don't see any crest on the ones that you think are Polish. Even for hatchery birds, you should be able to tell a Polish or silkie easily.
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    1. Turken
    2. EE ?
    3. Easter Eggers
    4. Buff Brahmas (lucky you!)
    5. More Buff Brahmas, I think.
    6. Buttercup on left and ?
    7. Sussex on left and maybe another EE on the right?
    8. Jersey Giant ?
    9. Silver Laced Polish
    10. Faverolles if it has 5 toes.
  6. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    1 looks like a show girl to me.
  7. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Based on what Meyer has listed as their rare breeds:

    1 Buff or white turken (not a show girl, skin is pink)
    2. Barnevelder
    3. Gold Pencilled Hamburg
    4/5 Buff Brahmas
    6. Sicilian Buttercup and possibly EEs or Gold Spangled Hamburgs?
    7. Speckled Sussex and possibly Welsummer
    8. BCM
    9. Appenzeller Spitzhauben
    10. Salmon Faverolle

    Nice assortment...they must have had a lot of left-over Buff Brahmas that day. [​IMG]
  8. SouthernOregonChick

    SouthernOregonChick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2011
    #2 looks like an EE to me! Not sure about the others [​IMG]
  9. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2011
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    Quote:Why lucky on the Buff Brahmas...? I am expecting one in a couple of weeks...do they lay golden eggs?[​IMG]
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    Everyone has their favorite breeds, buff brahmas must be one of hers. [​IMG] I had a brahma I was very excited about before a racoon got her. [​IMG] They are great dual purpose birds and are good broodies, just what I was looking for. Once I have a better set-up (i.e. move out of the city!!!) I'm planning on trying again to get a nice assortment. I still have most of my chickies I got this spring, but that darn raccoon cleared out most of my favorites in one night! My light brahma, my 2 beautifully laced SL cochins, and 1 of my Easter Eggers. [​IMG]

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