Stumped

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LittleSticks, May 25, 2012.

  1. LittleSticks

    LittleSticks In the Brooder

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    I bought this little pullet/roo from the Barred Rock bin. I knew she wasn't a barred Rock because she was brown but I liked her speckled head. S/he has enormous feet and an upright posture and is having a terrible time with feathering in. Every feather has a long waxy shaft that does not come off very easily. (Would a bath help?)

    At any rate can someone identify this bird?

    Two weeks:
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    At eight weeks. Her feathering has changed from barred to penciled and now (9 1/2 weeks) she is penciled and her head is getting dark brown - black.
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    My second chick was also supposed to be a Barred Rock but as you can see there is no barring! I'm guessing Australorp or a Maran? Feathers are taking on a green sheen in the sun and the legs and feet are yellow-green with a black 'wash' ov er that. The front of the legs are more blackish than the back.This was taken at 8 weeks:
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    Thank you so much for any help you can offer!
     
  2. IDK about the first one but the second looks almost exactly like one I got that was supposed to be a barred rock all the people that looked at the pics of mine say austrolorp so that is what yours probobly is
     
  3. e wolf

    e wolf In the Brooder

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    well that redbrown one may be a partridge rock and looks like a pullet. the black one looks like an austrolorp. either way if they are both girls they'll make good birds.!
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    I'd say the first one is some hatchery variation of a Partridge Rock, the second one looks like a Jersey Giant judging by her yellow soles.
     

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