What breed are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chikenfarmer, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. chikenfarmer

    chikenfarmer Just Hatched

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    Hi I bought these chickens with the impression that they were salmon faverolles, but now I'm wondering because they look nothing like pics online I've seen of faverolles.. I hope they are not meat chickens. Wanted them for egg laying. Here goes, any input is welcome for sure
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Your chicks are most definitely not SF - were they labeled/represented as such or was that your impression on seeing them as chicks? How old are they at this point? Given their relative size compared to the amount of feathering they have I would say it is safe to say they are not Cornish Cross/meat-birds. There are a few white feathered laying breeds that these could be - as they mature a bit more it will become more apparent which they are.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and X 2 on what Ol Grey Mare said.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Ol Grey Mare
     
  5. jamesglasman72

    jamesglasman72 Out Of The Brooder

    Probably white maran
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The leg color takes that of the list of possibilities
     
  7. chikenfarmer

    chikenfarmer Just Hatched

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    Yes they were labeled salmon faverolles at tractor supply :( right next to broilers. That's my concern. They are a couple days over a month old .only thing else that looks similar to me are Leghorn or road island whites. Guess I'll find out as they age hah.. Thank you old grey mare and friends
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Next time they claim to have Faverolles, look for fluffy cheeks and 5 toes. The ones you have aren't meat birds. They could be Leghorns or white Rocks.
     
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  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    They are not broilers....could be legohorn,riw or white rock.....as they develop the build and then ear love color will factor into which they are.

    One handy thing is to take your phone with you and do a quick Google of any breed you are unfamiliar with so you can key in on characteristics that are present or, in the case of these birds, lacking that would make or break the label being accurate.
     
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  10. chikenfarmer

    chikenfarmer Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]Thanks everyone ! Sorry for the long delay but all the worry and wait . I'm pretty sure these are Leghorn and I was lucky they were all hens! Love the eggs. Thanks
     
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