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Too many white chickens!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NealB., Jun 25, 2008.

  1. NealB.

    NealB. Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys,

    Brand new to this forum. This is post number 1 [​IMG] I hope you guys can help.

    I am not new to chickens, had them since I was a boy, but only your standard egg birds i.e. Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks and the like. Past 3 years or so I've been getting more into it. My wife is a school teacher and hatches in her class room every year. We have done guinies, eastern wild turkeys and different types of chickens. I also have started odering and butchering meat birds [cornish x rocks]. I've ordered from the same hatchery many times and always got what I ordered and have been very happy. My last order I went through my local feed store....
    Don't ask why I didn't order myself, I was so close to the 25 bird minimum. Something went terribly wrong [​IMG]. I ordered.

    2 rhode Island reds
    3 red star
    3 black star
    1 leg horn
    1 white rock male
    1 barred rock
    and 6 cornish x rocks

    All the colored birds are correct but only god [and hopefully you] know what the rest are. There all white birds to me and definatly not cornish x rocks.

    These are all apox. 3 months old.

    I have 3 of these
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    3 of these
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    This fat thing that was supposed to be my white rock male.
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    Its feet are kinda dark olive and she is twice the size of the rest also has a buff colored fether mixed in... and looks tasty.


    This beauty which I like and I think is a buff rock but not sure. Happy surprise.
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    We also hatched some eggs that we ordered as white rocks and got these. They hatched 5/27.
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    [​IMG].

    Some were dark mixed black and yellow when hatched and have olive feet while others were yellow or yellower all over with yellow feet.

    Any help on identification would be great.

    Thanks alot and sorry for the long post, NealB.
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    [​IMG] Glad to have you here
    Quote:That is a buff Orpington, its feet and shanks are white, correct? [​IMG]
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of the white chickens picture #1 is your White Rock Rooster, #2 could be a Leghorn Pullet (the body type is right, but I would expect more comb at 3 months old), #3 is a Cornish X Rock Pullet.
     
  4. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm definately not an expert but I don't think that the first two pictures are of a cornishX. The X has way thicker, shorter legs and would be pretty fat by now. And would certainly not be able to stand nice and erect like yours. I think the top pic is of a white rock rooster. The bottom pic is a cornishX. I think the middle pic is of a white rock pullet.
     
  5. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first and third pics look exactly like my Cornish X. [​IMG]
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:I agree, and the buff looks like a buff orp
     

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