Second Guessing Breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stefan333, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. stefan333

    stefan333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched these chicks from an assortment, and they are 5 weeks old. I'm pretty sure I know what they are, but I've heard of hatcheries adding chicks not on the list when they give you extras (I got two). I'm questioning these because either I don't have anything to compare it to or they just look different than the others.

    Chicken #1 -Looks like a Buff Orpington, but the wings are shorter and seem to not be growing in like my other Buffs. Is this a Buff Orpington with a defect or is it another breed?
    Chicken #2 -One of my normal Buff Orpingtons
    Chicken #3 -I'm thinking EE because of greenish brown legs or Gold Laced Wyandotte(cause it was on the list). The reason I'm questioning it is because I only had 5 green eggs hatch, and I have 6 chickens that look like EEs. This one has different markings, and none of my other chicks have the split tail. I'm thinking he/she might just have been an EE who hatched out of a brown egg.
    Chicken #4 -Black Australorp? He was the last to hatch and is a lot smaller than any of the other chicks. His feathers also seem to be a bit messy. He's the only one I have like it, so I have nothing to compare him to.


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  2. POULTRY 104

    POULTRY 104 Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken 4-Austrolope
    Chicken 3- RIR easter egger ( easter eggers are usually mixes that lay blue eggs )
    Chicken 1 and 2- probaly buff orpington or buff chantler
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    1 and 2 are buff orps...2 appears to be a cockerel
    3 is an ee and a cockerel
    4 is an assuie
     
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  7. stefan333

    stefan333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We gave #3 (EE) to an amish family today along with our leghorn cockerel (that one was VERY easy to tell) and 3 RIR who I'm very sure were cockerels (mean as heck even at 5 weeks old). I have 3 chicks who look exactly like #2 (BO), and I'm very happy they could be cockerels because I plan on having lots of Orps. I also have a 3 month BO hen, lavenders in the incubator, and buff/blue/black/splash/white/lavender assortment hatching eggs coming at the end of the month. Thank you all very much for your input.
     

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