Rooster identification

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jamm, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. jamm

    jamm New Egg

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    Our school hatched eggs last year and we brought home 33 chicks. We were pretty lucky that it looks like only 10 Roos. We have been having fun trying to identify the breeds, but are not sure about some. I will post pics and what we think they are, but would love to have the expert opinions here.
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    Ok, the top not sure Barred Rock or Dom. Second, I am thinking black leghorn due to ears, but legs are dark so I am not real sure about that. Third again barred or dom? Third buff leghorn and the last we are flummoxed. No clue. What do you guys think?
     
  2. chick lovers

    chick lovers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 could be Bresse. Not sure on the last one. The others sound right.
     
  3. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Barred rock, not dominique. Rocks have single combs, doms are rose comb.
     
  4. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like:
    Barred Plymouth Rock
    Black Leghorn
    Mixed breed probably including some Barred Rock
    Buff Leghorn
    Dark Cornish
    Nice bunch of guys there.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Where did the eggs come from? Are we looking at pure bred birds, or are mixes a possibility?

    The first bird looks like a barred Rock. Dominiques have rose combs and Marans have white/pink legs.
    Second bird looks a little heavy for a Leghorn, but maybe the blacks are heavier. Maybe a Mincora? They're a little heavier than Leghorns and Andalusians, and I don't know of a hatchery that carries blacks right off.
    Third bird is a mix, he'd be a black sex link if from a hatchery.
    Fourth bird looks like a buff Mincora. Again, too heavy for a Leghorn, and I don't know of any hatchery that carries them.
    Fifth bird looks like a Dark Cornish.
     
  6. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Plymouth Rock
    Black Minorca
    Black Sexlink
    Buff Minorca
    Dark Cornish


    Leghorns (if correct) usually have yellow legs.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. jamm

    jamm New Egg

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    Thanks for all the replies. I should have said that all the eggs came from ideal and that all the buff colored ones came out of small white eggs.
     
  9. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oooh, Wyandottes7, you are usually spot-on, but that's no Buff Orpington! :)
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You're right. [​IMG]

    For some reason, I thought that Minorcas had slate legs, so thought that it was a Buff Orpington because of the white legs. I just went and looked it up, and found that they have white legs. I now think that it is a Buff Minorca, especially since it came from white eggs.

    I don't know why I didn't notice the white earlobes, either..[​IMG]

    I guess everyone can make mistakes! [​IMG]
     
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