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Which Breed & Gender of Our Chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SavorChick, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning toward Barred Rock on the barred hen.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's clear from the split opinion that the legs and eggs colors will tell the story on the barred bird. :eek:)
     
  3. SavorChick

    SavorChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Julie's likely right as far as the leg color is concerned: The barred's legs are a really pale yellow in front and pinkish in back.

    Michael, You folks will be the first to know when/if we harvest chocolate.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If the legs are just a faded yellow, then it's a Barred Rock and the eggs will be brown, but not the dark brown of the chocolate eggs.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was going by the color of the baring, cuckoo marans are a different darker grayish with the colors not as crisp as the barred rocks, like yours is.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You may be right. Sadly with hatchery quality birds it is not always easy to tell and the barring of hatchery quality Barred Rocks is never really crisp compared to that of the heritage Barred Rocks owned by reputable breeders like the Barred Rock rooster and hen in the pics below.
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  7. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! Nice!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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  9. SavorChick

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