What kind of chickens are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rebbetzin, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Back in July my son bought a box of nine "Heirloom" breed chicks at a fair. These three they have no idea what they are.

    This is a small sized rooster


    This is a regular sized pullet, but has really yellow legs more yellow than his Rhode Island Reds. And it has bluish green tail feathers.


    This is another little rooster


    Any ideas on the breeds?
  2. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    I'm not sure, but man those are some yellow legs!
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    My guess is the top and bottom are probably OEGB, and the middle a RIR...Someone said once if they are fed a lot of corn it can make their legs really orange.
  4. Kermit

    Kermit In the Brooder

    Oct 14, 2008
    Quote:That would be my guess too... [​IMG]
  5. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    I'm sorry but your pullet looks like a roo to me. And looks like a Buckeye because I don't see a single comb on your bird.
  6. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    We'd really need a close up pic of the head straight on. Now I'm not starting anything I just knew I'd seen this before...It's on the RIR description on feathersite, "The single combed variety was admitted to the APA's Standard of Perfection in 1904 and the rose combed birds a year later." There is also a rosecomb variety of RIR so the comb having to be single isn't always reliable. And near the bottom and about the middle it shows some...The cocks really shows a rosecomb but the hens not so much.
    But you do have a point it could be a young male Buckeye, I was just going by the fact that my Buckeye pullet doesn't have near that much green/black tail feathers and assumed it was older.

  7. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    RIR's come in single and rose comb varieties but RC r hard to find and usually rare. i sold my RC RIR pullet that was about 10mth old a few weeks ago. it is definately not a RC RIR legs r way to yellow and to much dark color in it.

    it looks like a buckeye to me also. as far as comb wise it looks pullet to me but body wise it looks like a roo to me so i'm guessing it is a young roo also.

    other 2 i agree look like oegb's.
  8. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Im pretty sure that middle bird is a Buckeye.

  9. Gercarson

    Gercarson Chirping

    Oct 13, 2008
    Do Buckeyes have those "sky blue" legs?
  10. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Gercarson..we're talking about the middle bird with bright yellow legs.

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