What breed are these chickens? RIR x New Hampshire? Welsummer?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BrookesChooks, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. BrookesChooks

    BrookesChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Recently bought these chickens from a woman I have lost contact with. She did say to me at one stage that they breed RIR X, Welsummer X, Australorp X, New Hampshire X and Plymouth Rock X.

    I know that two of my six are RIR x Australorp, and one Leghorn.

    What are these three younger ones?


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    Thanks!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    The red one with the black tail looks like a New Hampshire X, The other red could be Rhode Island or New Hampshire X (then again I believe a New Hampshire IS a RIR X Barred Rock in some way), The striped one most definitely has Barred Rock in it and I would suspect is a male because of the barring. Hope this helps and Wekcome :D
     
  3. BrookesChooks

    BrookesChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    A boy! Noooooooo..... I love the grey one ("Gandalf") I hope she's a she!
    They are about 16-18 weeks, haven't heard any crowing. They still make cute squeeky noises.
    And their combs are tiny. I don't really know how to spot roosters but does that confirm/unconfirm your theory?
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they are all mixes of some sort and i don't see any indication of a cockerel as of yet.
     

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