Thoughts on the breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Naptown Chicks, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Naptown Chicks

    Naptown Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    You can see her fuzzy feet, and you can kind of see some dark feathers in her wing. When her wings are open, though, the feathers (and there are only a few of them) look nearly black.

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    And these are BPRs, right?

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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    The little ones in the second picture, look Dominique's or Barred Rocks.
     
  3. wackyChris16

    wackyChris16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you get these chicks from a feed store? If so, what were you told their breeds were?
     
  4. Naptown Chicks

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    With the help of Google Images, I think the little yellow one might be a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana. Thoughts?
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameraucanas don't have feathered legs. What kind of comb does it have? Does it have extra toes? Does it have a beard/muffs? Single comb, 4 toes, and no beard/muff would be a Cochin. Pea comb, 4 toes, and no beard/muff would be a Brahma. Single comb, 5 toes, and beard/muff would be a Faverolle.

    On the others, if they have single combs and yellow legs (with or without a dark wash on the front) then they should be barred Rocks. If they have a single comb with pink or white legs (with or without dark wash) then you have cuckoo Marans. If they have a rose comb then you have Dominiques.
     
  6. BirdyMe

    BirdyMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    The first one looks a lot like my Light Brahma did. A cutie. :)
     
  7. Naptown Chicks

    Naptown Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooh! I'll have to give their combs a good study tomorrow . . . at a week old, should I already be able to tell what sort of comb it will have? I ordered from Randall Burkey, but I wanted a surprise so I just got an assorted bunch. The options (as far as I can tell) are: ameraucana, barred rocks, black australorp, buff orpington, rhode island red, silver laced wyandotte and white plymouth rock. BUT, the pics of the Brahma do look the same vis-a-vis the legs. What close-up pics would help you? I was wanting breed to be a surprise, but this is fun :)
     
  8. Naptown Chicks

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    Here are some more hints . . . Oh! And I forgot to say that the black ones have yellow bellies.

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  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Single combs on the blacks so probably barred Rocks. Looks like a pea comb on the light colored one so I would lean toward Brahma.
     
  10. Naptown Chicks

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    Here's a better pic . . . [​IMG]
     

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