What kind of bird is this.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by oparea, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. oparea

    oparea Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all new to chickens I was just wondering if anyone could tell me the breed of this chicken, and if it's roo or hen. The comb just started to develop and no crowing yet but I'm guessing roo. I got these as a mixed batch of bantams from meyer hatchery. Ordered 10 and 10 lived. But now I'm overrun with roos.
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    One of my silkies, no idea what sex

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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    It's either a Barred Rock or Dominique. I don't have the experience with those to know but lots of people here do and someone will let you know.

    I agree, depending on it's age, it's a Roo.
     
  3. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock Roo
    Dominiques have a Rose Comb
     
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  4. oparea

    oparea Out Of The Brooder

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    They're about 14 weeks old right now. I thought there was a possibility it might be a barred game as well but all of the barred chickens look so similar I get confused. edit, thanks so barred rock roo it is.
     
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  5. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hate to mix this up, but I don't think the answer is that simple.[​IMG] BRs have yellow legs (with some black or gray on them). Cuckoo Marans have pinkish white legs with a bit of gray. The comb is not right for dominique. Where did you get him from?

    Precious silkies.[​IMG]
     
  6. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Solsken... OOPs! My BAD, I didn't even so much as glance at the legs I was just immediately drawn to the fact that the comb was definately not right for a Dom. My Apologies all around! [​IMG]
     
  7. oparea

    oparea Out Of The Brooder

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    Doh! I got him from meyer hatchery. Here's another one. [​IMG] I was guessing Old English Game. At least the silkies were easy to guess.

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  8. Chirpy

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    I always forget about Cuckoo Marans. That's the third possibility.

    Check out "feathersite.com" and you should be able to figure out what he is.
     
  9. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    From the body shape and leg color I think it's more likely he's a game bantam. I don't think Marans come in Bantam. He's a cutie! I think the other is an OEG too and gorgeous.

    You're right, silkies are sure easily identified not so easily sexed! Don't have a clue on gender there. [​IMG]
     
  10. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    He is not a barred rock, not a dominique, not a marans.
    He is an Old English Game Bantam. The color is Barred.
     

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