What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Vrune, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Vrune

    Vrune Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked the lady who sold me my eggs what breed of chickens she has so I could try to figure out what sort of chicky I've got. She told me that she has 3 roosters. A Buff Orpington, a Dark Brahmas, & a Light Brahmas. Her hens are Buff Orpingtons, Dark Brahmas, Light Brahmas, Salmon Faverolles, Black Australorps, & Araucanas / Ameraucanas.

    Sooooo... Given that, can anyone figure out what breed/cross my three week old chick is? Also, how soon is it possible to tell if it's male or female.

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  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I really don't know for sure, but based off of the choices, I would guess a Brahma. I would also guess that it is a pullet.
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Were any of the eggs blue/green? That will answer one question...

    There are no feathers on the leg of that baby, are there? And I'm thinking I see a straight comb? Is that right?
     
  4. Vrune

    Vrune Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No, none of the eggs were blue/green. This one came from a kind of white egg with a few speckles on it.

    No feathers on the feet, they're just plain yellow so I guess that would rule out the EEr too if the egg color didn't, right?

    As for the comb, I'm afraid I'm new to chickens so I don't know the difference between comb types... What kind of combs are there?
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Salmon faverolles lay a creamy tinted egg, not quite white, but the rest of the hens you've listed lay brown or blue/green eggs. So that seems to be the only hen possibility. They are bearded/muffed.

    With the coloring, I'd guess dark brahma, but they've got a rose comb (which looks flat, no pointy bumps). They've also got feathered feet. The buff orpington roo has a straight comb (the classic kind you see in pictures, sticks up with a bunch of fingers on it) and no feathers on their legs.

    So.... maybe that will help figure it out?
     
  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brahma have feathered feet . The chick in the pic doesnt
     
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  7. Firefly1v

    Firefly1v Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it is a Dark Brahma roo and a EE hen. The feather patterns look like both of them. EE hens don't always lay green/blue eggs. Depending what the roo is that the EE hen came out of the eggs can be tan, off white or pink. It looks like a pullet to me to.
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    oops... guess that wasn't one of the choices..
     
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  9. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    Sure looks like an EE to me.
     

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