What are these??? maybe 2-3 breeds inc.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ESofVA, May 28, 2012.

  1. ESofVA

    ESofVA Songster

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    #20 is supposed to be an Australorp. Of course, most of what I bought is not what I bought! OK...but I did learn where I can and cannot buy chickens and get what I wanted!
    So, of these 4 birds:
    # 12 roo??? Breed?
    # 19 hen?? Breed?
    # 20 Australorp roo??
    # 21 hen? Breed?

    To me, 12, 19, and 21 appear to be the same breed. Their feet actually look more like those shown in # 21.
    The supposed Australorp has a few white flight feathers ...do they ever have those? I thought every feather in their wings was black??

    Please excuse the ruffled feathers!! My young granddaughter was so wonderful to catch the chicks so I could take the pics!!

    I can only keep around 10 (hubby had a supprise for me when I returned from 2 weeks at my daughters helping them with the new baby. Another chicken house!!!! Yippeeee....it is supposed to come tomorrow. So...that gives me some more room for wintering chickens in. I only want one rooster. I have Salmon Faverolle chicks coming along with Dark Cornish.
    Some of the chickens are I already have are supposed to be Dark Cornish but I don't know. I want to try to ID the ones I don't know that I have some interest in keeping.
    All roos but 1 will have to go. All but 9 +/- hens have to go. I currently have 24 chickens. I have 5 Faverolles, 10 Cornish and 15 bantams coming,....so that makes a total of 54 birds. Out of that many birds, I shoukld coome up with a nicely colored, useable, mixed flock.

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  2. ESofVA

    ESofVA Songster

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    Could any of these be the dark cornish? I have never seen any except in pictures so really don't know.
     
  3. ESofVA

    ESofVA Songster

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    Just checked the combs...#19 and #21 have the same type comb. The comb on # 12 is different. Maybe 19 and 21 are the same breed?
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    #12, #19, #21 are Dark Cornish, #20 looks like an Australorp.
     

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