Updated photos to help on "What breeds are these?"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Phoenixsw, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Phoenixsw

    Phoenixsw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I posted here at the end of Nov trying to figure out 3 of the breeds I got from My Pet Chicken. They were a Rare Breeds Assortment. I've been able to identify 4 of the 7, but the last 3 are really stumping me. I have ideas, but I'd like some more input. They are now 5 months old, so it might be easier to tell. To narrow the choices, here are the options of what they could be(I removed from the list the breeds I know they can't be):
    • Buckeye
    • Ancona
    • Easter Egger
    • Ameraucana (Wheaten, Blue, Black, Splash)
    • Black Sumatra
    • Andalusian (Blue, Black, or Splash)
    • Marans (Silver Cuckoo, Golden Cuckoo, Black Copper, Blue Copper, Blue Splash, White)
    • Delaware
    • Hamburg (Assorted colors)
    • Jersey Giant
    • Black Langshans

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  2. mshep02

    mshep02 New Egg

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    Hey there! I know you don't have any Ameraucanas pictured there. They have fluffier cheeks and heads than what any of yours have. My "Ameraucana" doesn't necessarily fit the breed standard, so she might actually be an Easter Egger according to the Chicken Chick. She lays pretty, large, aqua colored eggs. Here's a link that might help: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html

    The white one with the black speckles - I have one that looks just like that and some other posters have suggested she could be an Austra white.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your red hen looks to have a pea comb, so that would be a Buckeye.

    The black hen with the white earlobes would be an Andalusian.

    The splash hen is probably a Marans. I can't see if she has feathered legs? But if she has white skin (check the bottoms of her feet, that's a good place to tell skin color), that's your girl.
     
  4. Phoenixsw

    Phoenixsw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No feathered legs on Snowflake, so I kind of ruled out Marans for that reason.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like you have a Splash Andalusian and a Black Andalusian. The red is a Buckeye.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Does the splash bird have white earlobes?
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with junebuggena
     
  9. Phoenixsw

    Phoenixsw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, her lobes are white. She's so flighty, it's hard to close enough to check! Their legs are a slate grey color, so that might be another tell.
    Thank you for all the help!!!!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    So, she's probably an Andalusian then. She'll be a white egger.
     

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