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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Hi, I'm trying to identify the breeds of a few of my chooks. Any help here is gratefully appreciated!

The first one here is about 3.5 years old; I bought it as a pekin but it looks a bit different to other pekins I have seen photos of:
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Next is a 39 week old rooster, which I think is an andalusian but not sure. I bought the eggs from Craig's Farm:
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Final one is really puzzling me; it's a 39 week old hen (also from Craig's Farm), and I thought it was a black leghorn but the legs aren't yellow:
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Thanks for all your help!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:58 pm 
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Another photo of the supposed pekin showing the feet -- pink/grey feathered:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:56 pm 
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The 'Pekin' is I think a Pekin cross something as it's got a beard. Maybe a bit of bearded silkie or Araucana a couple of generations back.

Yes the rooster looks like a splash coloured Andalusian.

The black might be a Minorca.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:20 am 
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I'd be inclined to think the first Pekin type could be an ermine Faverolle cross pekin taking into account her colour/markings, she also has a single comb, good beard/muff, heavy foot feather and white legs, all Faverolle characteristics. If she were Silkie or Araucana cross she should have other than a single comb and a crest would be evident with either cross.
The ckl does look like a splash Andalusian and so the black plt would also be an Andalusian with the eggs coming from the same source.
A blue to blue mating with the Andalusian eggs would give both splash and black along with blue in the resultant hatch.
By mating the black and splash you will get 100% blue Andalusian chicks as a result.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:52 am 
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Good thinking, the first one does look like a Fav x.

I agree that #3 might be and Andalusian too, but Craig's Farm sells lots of different breeds. So just coming from the same source might not mean much.


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I think Oaklands pretty much nailed it yes the black is possible minorca but looking at the comb looks like from same pen as the rooster.

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