what are these 8wk hens and 12wk cockeral?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dallandrafae, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. dallandrafae

    dallandrafae Out Of The Brooder

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    I need your help to help identify the breeds of these lovely additions to my family. first is the cockeral.
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    Then we have jasmine:
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    Then Tufty:
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    And finaly Blossom:
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    so what are my birds? anyone any ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. arcatamarcia

    arcatamarcia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tuffy and Jasmine are Easter Eggers. I'm don't know about the others.
     
  3. dallandrafae

    dallandrafae Out Of The Brooder

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    what are easter eggers?[​IMG]
     
  4. Flip-N-Flogging

    Flip-N-Flogging Out Of The Brooder

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    I would guess ee, ee, tophat/ee? And some sort of columbian rock mix?
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you in the US?

    They all look like mixes with some Ameraucana or Arucana in the lineage (that's what we call an Easter Egger -- a mixed breed bird likely to carry a blue egg gene).

    I think the first one must be part Orpington by the body shape.
     
  6. dallandrafae

    dallandrafae Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in Glencoe in scotland. any sugestions are helpful. [​IMG]
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah, the standards are different there and that explains the tufted heads. Perhaps someone with more knowledge about birds across the pond will weigh in...
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Even though you are in the UK, I do not think those birds are in any sense pure for a breed. Note that none really look quite like any of the others. Tufty has dark skin like a silkie mix, some have crests and others do not, most have mufs & beards, but Tufty does not, there are at least two different types of combs, slate legs on the cockeral & Tufty, others have yellow legs, at least tyo quite different body types, ...

    I don't see any that yell "ORPINGTON!" at me, but it is possible that there is some orpington blood in the mix.
     
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