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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaankboom, Dec 7, 2012.
I was given these chickens from a friend and i want to know what breed there are?!
From what I can see the second one looks like a silver laced... Have u got any clearer pictures?
The first one looks like an Australorp (or maybe a Black Star, check for any gold/red feathers on her neck or breast). The second one looks like a Barred Rock cross. And the third looks like a Rhode Island Red cross. They're all girls!
But I think she is a full barred rock
She may be a purebred Barred Rock, a better picture of her chest would help. For a purebred I would expect her barring to be darker, crisper, and wider stripes, even for hatchery stock. This is why I think she's a cross.
Hatchery grade birds.
One is hard to tell, but just from the photo, likely a Australorp.
Two is a Barred Rock cross or poorly bred, hatchery grade Barred Rock
Three is a red, a hatchery production type red.
None of this matters, as far as their health, your enjoyment and their productivity. Enjoy them.
Are these clearer
are you sure cause I was told the red one was a young rooster
Yeah, I definitely say a cross, not a purebred. I'm also noticing that she has a lot of silver on and around her face, which a purebred wouldn't have. Check out these pics of purebred Barred Rocks for comparison: http://www.google.com/search?q=barr...&ei=OJHCUKS9CKPbyAGG84G4AQ&sqi=2&ved=0CDEQsAQ
But there's nothing wrong with crossbreds. In fact I've noticed my hybrids to be noticably hardier than my purebreds. I love mixes, nearly all of my chickens are hybrids of some sort that I hatched myself. And Barred Rocks are one of my favorite breeds too.