Resque chicken ID

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken stalker, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Yesterday I answered an add in the paper about some chickens. After seeing the conditions they were in I took them all and the duck. I gave half to my father. I made a little fenced in area for them to play in the daytime since they haven't seen the outside world for most of thier lives. They are sooo happy!!!! I think I saw them all smile [​IMG] Now I need help IDing the breeds. Someone layed a nice large light brown egg this morning and last night the white one layed a white egg. Thanks in advance.

    Barred Rock with white legs?????

    Japanese something???


    This is my first duck so I am clueless (male of female???)
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    yes the first one is a Barred Rock the second is A white Leghorn and the rest I have no clue.
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    the maran looks like a Black sexlink to me?

  4. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Quote:ohh I think you might be right...I just looked them up and she looks identical!
  5. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    1: barred rock
    2: leghorn
    3: black sex-link

    not sure about ducks.
  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    The first one is a cuckoo marans.
    White legs = cuckoo marans, yellow legs = barred rock.
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    I'm sorry but I'm going to have to disagree..

    I think the first one is a Barred Rock. My reasoning is that she looks like a fair bit older than the others. As the hen ages...her legs bleach out from giving the yellow pigmentation to the yolk.

    1. Barred Rock (If an older bird...she looks older to me considering the floppy comb. As the Barred Rocks age, their combs can flop over. Good indication of age.)
    2. Production Leghorn. Looks fairly young because of the lack of bleaching in her legs.
    3. Black Sex-Link
    4. Duck. [​IMG]
  8. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    The duck doesnt have that curl on its tail I'd say female.
  9. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    How old is the duck? I assume it is over a year so I'm saying female. I think it might be a blue swedish. I have had quite a few come out mostly white with just a small amout of grey.

    Example 1: [​IMG]

    Example 2: [​IMG]

    Example 3: [​IMG]

    ETA: With the duck, make sure she has a water dish deep enough to submerge her beak. She should easily be able to dip her head in and have the water be up over her nostrils. They need to be able to do that to clear debris from their nose. She is also going to need a kiddie pool to swim in if you don't have a pond she can get in. If they don't get to swim, their legs and feet can get really dry and crack. That doesn't happen with all, but some of them do. It's also good for the feathers.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2008
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Oh my goodness smartie, that last duck pic is absolutely adorable. Made me [​IMG] big time.

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