What am I? Dark Red with Black Barring

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by koe760, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. koe760

    koe760 New Egg

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    Hello, I'm trying to figure out what breed this pullet is. She is approximately 4 months old, and the person I got her from says she came from McMurray Hatchery.

    I originally thought maybe she was an EE since she looked like another EE I got from the same person, but as she grows she's looking much different than the other EE.

    Here's some pics:

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  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be a Partridge Rock. I have two young pullets from Murray McMurray that look similar to this. [​IMG]
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's not barring. That is penciling. And she looks like a Partridge Rock.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  5. koe760

    koe760 New Egg

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    Ok, thanks everyone! New to chickens so still learning all the correct terminology etc., so thanks for that correction!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    [​IMG]

    It's a very, very common mistake. The juvenile feathering has what looks live black bars of color on the brown, but it grows out to pretty penciling.

    Barring is actually white bars of color on a (usually black) dark background.

    Agree she's a partridge Rock. She's going to be quite the eye candy when mature [​IMG]
     
  7. mlee2569

    mlee2569 New Egg

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    Is there an article- preferably one with pictures that explains how chickens looks/markings are described? All I can say about mine is-they have feathers, beaks, and kinda sorta brown and red, and black... had no idea so many little things about how to describe them lol! Its all very interesting.
     
  8. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the others i found an image on google of a partridge rock
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    http://kippenjungle.nl/basisEN.htm
    This covers all the most basic points of chicken genetics.
    And keep in mind, your bird still has juvenile plumage, which often times can be very different from adult color/patterning.
     
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  10. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks my Partridge rock, one eyed willow!(she's blind in one eye due to a incident involving a dog) I think mine is around the same age as well.
    -Liv
     
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