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Two new pullets. I know what breeds they are - but do you?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by impis, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. impis

    impis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    Since our Welsommer, Bonnie, has had the attention of Clyde the Barnvelder cockerel all to herself [something she's not that keen about] I decided to add to his little harem in order to give her a rest, and give him some more girls to take care of.

    Soo - a nice man looked after Bonnie and Clyde while I was away in Egypt this week. He sells pullets, so a couple were added to my two, in the hope that the strange surroundings for a week would mean that they'd bond easier.

    Today I brought them home. I'm expecting you to be able to identify the first one really easily, but probably not the second one.. The creamy coloured one is still very young - only about 14 weeks old, I think..

    No names yet - so we'll call them 'No. 1' and 'No 2'.

    Here's No 1:

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    And here's No. 2:

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  2. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay- here's my guess-

    #1- Delaware?

    #2- Icelandic?
     
  3. impis

    impis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm,

    No 1 does look like a Delaware, doesn't she! However, she's not a Delaware.

    I'm in the UK - so that might make a difference. I suppose there is a possibility that my 'no 1' is the same as a Delaware - but that we call them different things.

    No. 2 is not an Icelandic.
     
  4. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light sussex and Cream Legbar?
     
  5. impis

    impis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OOooer - you are VERY close!

    No. 1 is a light sussex.

    you are very close with No 2, but she's not a Cream Legbar.
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    We don't have crests on our colored egg layers, but I hear you have- is it some form of colored egg layer? A crested Araucana, perhaps? Ours are much smaller, no crest, and often have tufts out their ears...
     
  7. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, quite a vexing question. As soon as you said England I knew #1 had to be a Light Sussex. Then I saw #2 and thought Legbar even though the girls are darker, I tought you were leading us along with the 'creamy coloured' girl so I thought maybe thats what young Cream Legbars look like. (I've always wanted legbars but no one has them around here and they are too $$ to import).

    So I am not very good at English breeds. So my second thought was Aracauna because yours looks different than the american version-I think yours has a crest but where are the slate legs and the muffs and beard. Warmer or colder than Cream Legbar. Must. Find. Answer.

    ChooksChick you are a faster typer by a millisecond...
     
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  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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  9. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Light Sussex it is! I have three and I absolutely love them. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sparklee

    Sparklee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And look at that single comb on #2. Totally okay in the UK on Araucanas. I wish our birds of that type over here had crests. I'd love to see EEs with crests. That would be fun!
     

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