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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mrs Clarke, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Mrs Clarke

    Mrs Clarke New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    I've recently taken on four lovely chickens from a friend who rescued them and who had also never owned any before!
    They're settling in great, no eggs but winter is rapidly approaching here in the UK so no shocks there. Very little feather loss, all eating well and seem very happy.
    But what breeds are they?!
    I'd love any advice as to what they all are and whether I need to do anything specific for different breeds.
    Many thanks :)

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  2. Mrs Clarke

    Mrs Clarke New Egg

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    Don't think both pics worked here's the other one, hopefully!
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  3. Iuvmychix

    Iuvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think the yellowish bird could be a Buff Orpington.Take a closer look.Does it look like this:

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    The one with the “stripes” could be a barred rock.Does it look like this:
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    Btw these photos are not my own.Let me know if you need more help! Good Luck!​
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree that the buff bird looks Orpington-ish and the barred bird is most likely a Barred Rock. As for the others, hopefully some BYC members from the UK will chime in, since there are some breeds that are common in the UK but not so much here in the US.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The Buff appears to have feathered legs-if so not an Orpington. The barred one has white legs so not a Rock-possibly a Cuckoo Marans? Can't really see ay of them clearly enough to ID them.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't identify any specific breed from your pics. Better pics would help, profile shots of each bird including legs and head/comb.
    they could just be mixed breed birds, or as WoS said, they could be breeds or hatchery crosses that are common in the UK that we in the US just aren't familiar with. But my vote just from what I can see is mixed breeds.
     
  7. Iuvmychix

    Iuvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed.If you post more pics we’ll be able to help more!
     
  8. Mrs Clarke

    Mrs Clarke New Egg

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    Thanks, I'll try and get some better pics now :)
     
  9. Mrs Clarke

    Mrs Clarke New Egg

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    Having a nightmare uploading pics!
    This is Alina:
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    She's the smallest and I'm led to believe is the daughter of Patricia:
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    This grumpy lady is Sue:
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    And finally Beattie:
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    Thank you! :)
     
  10. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Am I the only one thinks that last photo of beatie looks rather boyish?
     

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