What breed are these chicks? (pictures of parents)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jessie_Jazz, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Jessie_Jazz

    Jessie_Jazz Out Of The Brooder

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    I finished a summer job at a farm visitors centre yesterday and one of the workers caught me some chicks as a leaving present. The park had chickens wandering around, pretty wild so I dont know if they have a breed or if they're just 'mixed.' Some of the hens look like partridge plymouth rocks.

    The mother of my chicks looks like this:

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    And these are the two potential Daddies:

    Don't know what breed this is
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    I'm fairly sure this is a partidge plymouth rock
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    So..... any ideas what my chicks are? I have two black ones and one white one. (Hopefully two girls and one boy)
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Another hen could have been laying eggs in the nest as well from the looks of those chicks,im not sure what breed they are.
     
  3. Jessie_Jazz

    Jessie_Jazz Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:ooo I hadn't thought of that! How likely is that to happen?

    The mum hen has a poorly leg and limps so she's bottom of the pecking order. She started off with 10 chicks - 3 black ones, 2 yellow ones and 5 white ones. She kept those for a couple of weeks then lost 4 over the course of last week and had 3 black ones and 3 white ones. now I've got 3 of them she's only got 3 left with her.
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
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    All the black chicks where proubly hers the others where more than likley laid by another hen.
     
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    They would be mixed breed chicks. By the way, the ones you are calling Partridge rocks are some variety of Game chickens. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jessie_Jazz

    Jessie_Jazz Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:oopsie!

    i guess I have mongrels, they're cute though.ww
     
  7. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoa, those roosters are really something! Looks like one has a single comb, and one's got a rose (?). Can you tell what the chicks' combs are?
     
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  8. Jessie_Jazz

    Jessie_Jazz Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah those cockerals are beautiful! One of my black chicks is definately a boy and he has a rose comb. The other black one has no visable comb yet so fingers crossed thats a girl.
    The white chick appears to have the beginnings of a rose comb too, but not as advanced or pink as the boy..... really hoping it aint another boy as I already have one wyandotte cockeral outside with my existing flock which I want to breed from. Any more boys will have to go to my Dad's house and have a high probability of ending up in the freezer :-(
     

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