What Are My Packing Peanuts? *PiCS*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DragonEggs, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    There were 4 originally, all exactly the same (black with the white spot on their head) but one was weak upon arrival and was so limp and gasping for air by the time I got them home that the most humane thing to do was to cull. Out of the 3 left 1 has slightly darker legs. I have my ideas but I wanna know what the masses think.

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  2. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lighting is low, but they look like Barred Rocks to me
     
  3. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could be barred rock... hard to tell and I'm a total noob, but that's a first guess.
     
  4. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's hard to see their legs in the pic. Barred rocks have a yellow skin...not sure if your chicks are more yellow or white? My guess is Marans (but just a guess)
     
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  5. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Their legs are more yellow, except for one who has darker (black) shanks. I'll go take some better pics now that it's daytime.
     
  6. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Either barred rocks or black sex-link males.
     
  7. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
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  8. crosbygroup

    crosbygroup Chillin' With My Peeps

    All I know is that they are CUTE peanuts. [​IMG]
     
  9. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought of Marans too, but figured they wouldn't 'waste' those as packing peanuts.
    But, who knows. If they've got boodles of them then why not?


    edit... looking at chick pics (btw be careful googling THAT) seems like marans have more white than BRs... particularly the white on the face... but again, noob, so I don't know.
     
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  10. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    I was worried they were male black sex links, but the legs don't look dark enough....

    Then I thought Barred Rock also....

    Either way, good chance they are males since they are spares.
     

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