What is this

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WinklerFarms, May 25, 2012.

  1. WinklerFarms

    WinklerFarms Songster

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    I got a couple dozen eggs from someone local and this person claimed they were all barred rock eggs but I knew better. With only 4 br hens in her flock I didn't see that it was possible to get 2 dozen eggs in 3 days but I didn't care the eggs were cheap....anyways only 4 br hatched and some of the rest are mysteries to me. Half of them are buff orps but there are three that look like this one that I don't know what they are. Help please.

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    Last edited: May 25, 2012
  2. looks like a mix of some kind
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    what kind of hens and what kind of roos, none might be pure
     
  4. nurse_turtle

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    There's no way to tell. If her breeds are allowed to mingle, it's most likely a mutt.
     
  5. WinklerFarms

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    I was afraid that it was a mix. The little buffs look to be pure, and so do the barred rock and reds. The only chickens she had were Barred rocks, buff orps, silver laced wyandotte, and production reds. The funny thing is none of these that hatched look like reds. Now that I think about it I would guess it was her SLW over a red or buff. Correct me if I am wrong please.

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  6. Pine Acres Peeps

    Pine Acres Peeps Songster

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    Well, the egg will taste just as good! [​IMG]
     
  7. WinklerFarms

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    Good point. I am going to keep these three and see what they turn into. Most of the other ones are already sold or spoken for.
     
  8. ChickenLover WI

    ChickenLover WI Chirping

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    I like your mutt I will take her or he lol.
     
  9. Indigosands

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    I'd love to know too, as I have two of the same! Similar situation and the lady I spoke to said she thought they were wyandottes. They have a straight comb, do yours? Only info I could find wasn't what I wanted to hear, that if It was a SLW hen and a RIR roo they'd be sexlinked and these coloring would be the males. [​IMG]

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  10. WinklerFarms

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    yours look like some kind of red to me. Could be a mix.
     

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