Whart Breeds Have I Got??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shell25, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    Im new to the whole chicken thing and have recently got our first 3 chickens they are approx 6-7 weeks old, and im not sure what breeds we have i have tried searching google to find out with no such look so im hoping you may be able to shed abit of light.

    1 is black speckeled which i think maybe a Barred Rock or Dominique??

    1 is various pale cream colours??

    1 is jet black??

    I would really appreciate your help and advice.

    Also what age is it safe to give them the odd piece of fruit/veg.

    [​IMG] Michelle
     
  2. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

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    [​IMG] I hope that you'll love it here as much as I do!

    If you have any pictures, that would help us try to figure out what breeds they are. Here's how to post them: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=504

    Where
    did you get them from? What color are the legs and underside of the feet of the three?

    Edited to add: They should be old enough to have treats, I think. They do need to have access to grit, however, if you give them anything other than their normal chick feed. You can get pet bird grit from Wal•Mart or your pet store - just make sure it doesn't have added calcium (not good for growing chicks). If your local feed store carries chick grit, then that's good, too (mine doesn't).
     
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  3. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure if ive uploaded the picture right??

    Michelle [​IMG]
     
  4. Anjeey

    Anjeey Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah the picture is there, but the actual chickens are very difficult to make out. Maybe try and get one inside the run so we have an unobstructed view...? I could maybe take a guess that the black one is an Australorp? The speckled one looks like a Barred rock from here...but it really is hard to tell.
     
  5. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this picture also i will try and get a clearer picture tomorrow. What age would you guess they are.

    Thanks Michelle [​IMG]
     
  6. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a barred rock, a black austrolorp and maybe a splash Orpington. Are they all supposed to be hens, because the black looks like a roo in the pic.
     
  7. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oooh dont say that yes they are all meant to be hens we presume he was a little older we have tried the torch test n they all were the same any other suggestions?? lol

    Thanks Michelle [​IMG]
     
  8. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pic is hard to make out and if you had a close up I could tell better. I have never heard of the torch test, what is that?
     
  9. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, i will get better pics tomorrow, apparantly u shine a torch arround the neck and a hens feathers wont reflect but a roo's will, just something i found out on ebay, weve only had them 2 days so its all pretty new at the moment but we def dont want a roo!! lol
     
  10. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. I have never heard of that. Sounds like it would work, but again I would not totally trust it. Once you raise chickens you can usually spot a roo with the best of them. I have been fooled a few times and some I never know until they crow or lay an egg!
     

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