What Breeds Are My 6 Week Old Chickens? (Lots Of Pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CreativeCowgirl, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. CreativeCowgirl

    CreativeCowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 27 chickens that I received as day olds about 6 1/2 weeks ago from Murray McMurray Hatchery from their rainbow layer special. I received a variety of breeds and would like some help to id them since I am still new to chickens. I think I may have a vague idea what some of them may be, but am still not sure. I had started a thread about this a while back when they were still tiny chicks, but then it was too early to tell. Here is the other thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...at-breeds-do-i-have-lots-of-pics#post_9453385
    Also, let me know if you think you spot any cockerels! The order was supposed to be all females but I think I am beginning to spot some more reddish combs, and I am almost positive that as least one is in fact a cockerel. I am not sure on some of them if the more reddish combs is because they are just getting older, or because they are actually boys!
    As far as I can tell, all my birds have a single comb except for one.

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    I think these may be brown Leghorns? I have four of them.

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    These three pics are all the same bird. I'm not sure if it is a Cuckoo Maran? As you can see, he/she has a bigger, more upright tail than the other black and white ones.

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    Idk what breeds these are, perhaps Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red, or Red Star? Any idea which breed these may be? I have 8 of them. They all look the same to me except that one has slightly darker plumage.
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    This one has a very red comb. I worry that he may be a boy. What do you think? I also think he may be a Barred Rock, but not sure.
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    This is the same bird as the pic above.

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    Are these guys Cuckoo Maran or Barred Rocks? I have six of them.

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    I have three of these. Are they White Leghorns?

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    This one is my favorite. I think she may be the free exotic chick. Is she a Black Langshan? She is not completely black, even some of her wing feathers are white.
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    This guy is one of my favorites as well. I am pretty sure he is a cockerel. I think he may be an Araucana/Americana. What do you guys think?

    Let me know if you need more/better pics. Thanks!
     
  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And here are some individual pics:
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    welsummer or brown leghorn, leghorn will have white earlobes, welsummer red
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    I think these may be brown Leghorns? I have four of them.

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    These three pics are all the same bird. I'm not sure if it is a Cuckoo Maran? As you can see, he/she has a bigger, more upright tail than the other black and white ones.
    I'd go more with Rock, Cuckoo Marans are usually darker and the barring isnt as clear. They are more dark grey/ light grey than black/white
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    Idk what breeds these are, perhaps Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red, or Red Star? Any idea which breed these may be? I have 8 of them. They all look the same to me except that one has slightly darker plumage.
    Red Sexlinks
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    This one has a very red comb. I worry that he may be a boy. What do you think? I also think he may be a Barred Rock, but not sure.
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    This is the same bird as the pic above.
    maybe Barred Rock cockeral, they are usually light in color, they have more white than black
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    Are these guys Cuckoo Maran or Barred Rocks? I have six of them.
    Marans have white legs, rocks have yellow
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    I have three of these. Are they White Leghorns?
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    This one is my favorite. I think she may be the free exotic chick. Is she a Black Langshan? She is not completely black, even some of her wing feathers are white.
    most likely, cochins usually have heavier feathering, she will molt out the white feathers later.
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    This guy is one of my favorites as well. I am pretty sure he is a cockerel. I think he may be an Araucana/Americana. What do you guys think?
    Easter Egger Cockeral
    Let me know if you need more/better pics. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012
  3. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    McMurray doesn't have Welsummers, so brown Leghorns.
    Barred Rock Pullet
    Red sexlink (Murray calls them red stars) Pullets
    Barred Rock Cockerel
    Barred Rock Pullets
    White Leghorn Pullets
    Black Langshan Pullet, The exotic since they are pretty rare
    And an Easter Egger cockerel, which Murray calls Araucana/Americauna's. No huge difference
    If you can only keep one rooster, I'd do the EE, because if you hatch chicks some of them would lay blue/green eggs!
    Very nice birds, good assortment!!
     
  4. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown Leghorn Pullets
    Barred Rock Pullets
    Red Sexlinks or Red Production Pullets
    Barred Rock Cockerel
    (left) Cuckoo Marans Pullet (right) White Leghorn Pullet
    Cuckoo Marans Pullets again
    White Leghorn Pullet
    Black Langshan Pullet The white will be gone after her first Molt and Her Earlobe will turn white as she ages same as the Brown Leghorn
    Definitely EE Cockerel
     
  5. Buschie's dozen

    Buschie's dozen Out Of The Brooder

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    i can say yes to Black langshan.....they will molt and will lose the white looks like a american breed not as tall and the white around the face should be more .its not a Croad but still a gentle giant and p.s. will be broody in a year some will want to sit on clutch after clutch if conditions are right
     

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