Red, black and grey!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KayTee, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I am brand new to the art of chicken keeping, and have just invested in three point of lay chooks. I bought them from a local farm supplies shop, which receives regular deliveries from local breeders. However, all they could tell me was that I had a red chicken, a black one and a grey one!! (I live in south-west France, where most locals are more concerned with the number of eggs they get rather than the name of the breed!)
    Being so green, I have absolutely no idea what breed they could be - I looked at pictures online, but just got even more confused! Any suggestions as to what 'make' my girls are would be welcome!

    The 'black' one
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    The 'red' one

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    The 'grey' one

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the grey might be a blue copper marans without the shank feathering, what type of comb does she have?
     
  3. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a close up of 'Cinders' (the grey one - not very original I know!) - also posted in the diseases/cures section as she is gurgling occasionally and has a swollen eye (the other side). I didn't realise combs were so important in identification. A blue copper marans sounds terribly exotic !!
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    black sex link
    production red
    blue copper marans (not french type)
     
  5. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks hdowden - I feel like I know a little bit more about my girls now! [​IMG]
     

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