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What breed are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by odieanimals, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. odieanimals

    odieanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a surprise package from Cackle Hatchery about 7 weeks ago and I am having trouble on a couple birds. I think they are all poults but not sure on the breed. Any help would be great.
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    They all were chipmunk colored chicks and I took two pictures of each bird. Thank you for the help.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Are they bantams??
     
  3. odieanimals

    odieanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    They are smaller than my layers of the same age, if that helps any.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The first bird is either a Silver Phoenix, Silver Leghorn, or Silver Duckwing Old English Game. The second chick is probably a Black Breasted Red Old English Game, or possibly a Golden Phoenix. I'm not sure about the last one.
     
  5. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. The first chick looks like a Silver Phoenix, or possibly a Silver Blue Old English Game, though Phoenix is more likely. The second chick looks like a Black-Breasted Red Old English Game. And the third, Silver Duckwing Old English.
     
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  6. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First pullet looks to be a silver phoenix, Dorking would have 5 toes.
    Second pullet looks like a golden phoenix to me.
    Third pullet has a rose? comb, reminds me of a few hatchery silver laced Wyandotte's I seen.

    Phoenix are not big birds, so they will be petite compared to a rock or a RIR.
     
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  7. odieanimals

    odieanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking the first two were old English game fowl of phoenixes. Is there a way to tell the difference between the OEGF and Phoenixes or do I have to wait till they get bigger. I seem to have 2 males of the silver and a female. Can I keep both males or is it best to find one a home? I know with OEGF I would have to separate the males or find one a home. The third chick is a hard one and does seem to have a rose comb. That one has me really stumped. Thank you all for the help.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. odieanimals

    odieanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    It does kind of look like the pictures you posted.[​IMG]
     

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