Surprise chickens!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ABS9590, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. ABS9590

    ABS9590 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hopefully I did it right this time and the images are visible.
    The first one i think is a light brahma, and the second one I was told is a barred rock, but not sure.
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    This guy was a 'packing peanut', but he has an awesome temperament, so I'm keeping him.
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    I thought this one was my Ameraucana rooster, but according to google its an Araucana and not the same thing
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    This one looks a bit like my Rhode Island Reds, but she's not exactly the same, however, that could possibly be due to age difference.
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    Rhode island red for comparison
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    I have two of these beady eyed little weirdos and I'm dying of curiosity as to what breed they are. They're very smart and fast.
    Any help determining breed is very greatly appreciated :)
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    first off, don't ever trust google for chicken breeds. The only safe place to get breed info is a breed club or association website.

    If the first bird has feathered legs and a pea comb, it's a light Brahma
    second looks like a barred Rock, if it has a straight comb
    third looks like a buff Orp
    fourth looks like an Easter egger cockerel
    next two are hatchery Rhode Island reds/production reds
    not sure what that gamey looking black bird is. What was marked on the the packing slip, and where did you order from?
     
  3. ABS9590

    ABS9590 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered from ideal hatchery, and it was a surprise assortment.
    The rhode island reds came from a feed store, because I seem to have chicken fever.
    Thank you for your help!
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I wonder if your beady eyed weirdos ( :lau ) are black Andalusians (Andalusians can be blue, black or splash)?
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Ideal has a few different possibilities for the black birds, it will be more evident once they mature a bit more.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae and OlGreyMare- I don't think your weirdos - at least the one showing, is beady eyed at all. I think nice eyes.
     
  7. ABS9590

    ABS9590 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol thank you:lol:
    How much more do they need to mature before I will know? I'm impatient!
    I emailed ideal, but that was probably a long shot.
     
  8. ThreeHens2

    ThreeHens2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like the second one might be a cuckoo Maran but I'm not sure.
     
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  9. ABS9590

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    How do I tell the difference between a cuckoo maran and a barred rock?
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Leg color/color of foot pads....marans should be white, rock yellow
     

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