What are we? Chicken overload! (UPDATED with Polish? pictures)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dfdesigns, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    I am fostering my friend's flock, as she has some unchecked predator issues going on. All but #1 are from My Pet Chicken and are between 8 and 9 weeks old. I am about as far away from a chicken breed expert as you can get, but I'd love to know what's staying with us for the foreseeable future...


    #1: This is her only surviving pullet, who should be almost ready to lay. Her name is Frenchie, and she has a lot of toes under those feathered feet!

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    #2: This is (I believe) a Speckled Sussex. I asked her if he could be a cockerel, as he is bigger than my own SS pullet, and has quite a comb. They are the same age. (First picture is hers, the second is my pullet.) I am wondering if this one might be a roo...

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    #3: I have no idea what this pretty girl might be. The outer sides of her legs are feathered, and she's very glossy.

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    #4: This is a sweet girl; very friendly. Orange legs.

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    #5: I really like this gray girl... what is she?

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    There's also a handful of Polish, and maybe an all-white Houdan... they are SO flighty, it's hard to get non-blurry photos of them. I'll work on those later.

    Thanks so much for any help you can provide! This is all so much fun learning about the wide variety of breeds, even if they're "mutts".

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Salmon Faverolle

    Speckled Sussex

    Partridge Cochin

    White Rock

    Light Brahma

    Your all-white Houdans are very poor quality of mottling; in other words, Mottled Houdans. You have to consider this is a hatchery you got your birds from, so even as you can see your Light Brahma has way too much black on her.
     
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  4. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    Everybody is from My Pet Chicken... this is my friend's first foray into chickens, and she's dragged me along with her. Good quality/bad quality? Doesn't matter much to us yet; we're just enjoying having chickens. [​IMG] You've got to start somewhere, right?

    Anyone have any thoughts about whether this guy is a cockerel?

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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, cockerel.
     
  6. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    The last bird could be an Easter Egger with that pea comb & unfeathered legs, the SS is a cockerel & the white houdan could be a sultan. Post pics. I agree on the other birds.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    [​IMG] Golly I didn't even notice the legs.

    Does MPC carry Columbian Wyandottes? Because that's a Columbian Wyandotte.

    Also, Sultans have feathered shanks. . . Houdans do not. [​IMG]
     
  8. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 Salmon Faverolle pullet
    #2 Speckled Sussex roo
    #3 Partridge Cochin pullet
    #4 White Rock pullet
    #5 Columbian Wyandotte pullet

    Good luck and enjoy them. Hope your friend gets her predator problem taken care of.
     
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  9. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    Thanks to everyone who has responded! I really appreciate your help and advice.

    Here's the batch of "punk rockers"... these little ones are super amusing. Sorry for the crummy indoor pics, but they don't seem to want to roam around outside like everybody else does. (I guess if my eyes were covered with feathers, I would be hesistant, too!)

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    #1 and #2 together:

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  10. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:#1-Sulten?

    #2-Golden laced polish

    #3-White crested black polish(i think is what they call it)
     

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