Supposed to be Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brendricky, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. brendricky

    brendricky Chirping

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    My husband brought home some chicks round the end of March beginning of April. We are trying to figure out which is the best all round chicken for eggs and meat.

    He bought road island reds, Plymouth barred rocks and golden sex links. Our only problem is the barred rocks are not looking like barred rocks as they get older. When they were smaller they had a little bit of white on them but were mostly black.

    They have no speckels on them at all right now. They are solid black. Does it take a long time for them to get their speckels or did we get a different kind of chicken? They remind us of the black egg layers we used to have that layed brown eggs.
     

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  2. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    They definitely aren’t barred rocks.

    Maybe Australorps?
     
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  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    They look like Australorps, or Jersey Giants. I'm leaning towards Australorps. Both are pure black birds, but Australorps have white skin and JGs have yellow (visible on the bottom of their feet.)

    Barred Rocks would have had spots on their heads as chicks, and the white would come in with the first feathers.
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  4. brendricky

    brendricky Chirping

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    Thank you! I'll check their feet now will let you know!
     
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    brendricky Chirping

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    The bottoms of their feet are yellow
     
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  6. twendt

    twendt Songster

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    looks like you have black australorps, very docile chickens, good breed.
     
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