What breeds are my chickens?!?!?!? Please help!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SarahFish, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. SarahFish

    SarahFish In the Brooder

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    I have a small flock (8 hens) that I got from a local chain store. Unfortunately, all of the sales people that helped me apparantly knew absolutely nothing about chickens, and none of them turned out to be the breed that they told me they were. I have been able to correctly identify all but 2 of my hens. Can somebody please help me figure out what breed they are?! Jambalaya is mostly black with A LOT of gold covering the majority of her chest and she has light gold patterned across her flying feathers. She has a large, bright red single comb and she is a pretty heavy bird. Dumpling, on the other hand, is significantly smaller than most of my flock. She has a very small tan colored single comb (you can hardly even tell that she has one) and she her whole body is a buff color. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I attached a couple of pictures below.

    Thank You,

    Sarah

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    PS.... These pictures are from about 2 months old. They are now 4 months. If you need more recent pictures, I can have some new ones on here tomorrow.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Just guessing here...

    Is the first pic a bantam or large fowl?

    In the second pic, buff orpington, the one behind her - is she really black, or is she dark brown?, and...maybe a blue rock based on the yellow legs,...
     
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  3. SarahFish

    SarahFish In the Brooder

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    It's large. As far as I can tell I don't have any bantams.
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Then I have no clue about that first one...sorry!
     
  5. gordonburrito

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    The brown and black one looks like a black sex link hen and the orange/golden one I'd say was a buff orpington. Not sure about the black with yellow legs.
     
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  6. SarahFish

    SarahFish In the Brooder

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    Yeah, I have one Black Sexlink and she looks totally different than the bird in the first picture. I think I'm going to add more recent pictures of them tomorrow. Maybe it'll be easier to tell. Thanks for the help so far!! [​IMG]
     
  7. pkw

    pkw Songster

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    The middle one actually looks like my New Hampshires. My new hampshires started out more buff than red but as they got older they started becoming more red colored.
     
  8. SarahFish

    SarahFish In the Brooder

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    She does appear to look redder than she did before... Here's a couple of updated photos of the 2 hens in question. I took these yesterday so hopefully it'll be easier to figure out what they are!!

    Here's Jambalaya:

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    and Here's Dumpling:

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  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Jambalaya - Black Sex Link Hen
    Dumpling - Buff Orpington Hen
     
  10. SarahFish

    SarahFish In the Brooder

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    That's what everyone keeps telling me. She looks completely different than my other one though. Maybe I have the breed wrong on my other girl?
     

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