First time raising chickens

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Pacia Moultrie, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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    Hi everyone. I have raised my 7 beautiful babies from 3 days old. I have 2 Sicilians, 2 Blue Plymouth Rocks, and 2 Leghorns. I was given a baby chick for free as well. The chick had a hurt wing at the rural king and they couldn't sell her, so she was given to me.

    I thought she was a blue Plymouth rock as well, but she looks so different from the other two.

    Can someone help me! What is her breed?

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  2. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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    20200629_172846_3.jpg Picture Here
     
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  3. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Feeding frenzy!!!

    Having a good side view of the bird would allow others to id the breed. It looks like either a lavender or self blue of some kind.
     
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  4. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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    Okay, thanks. I will definitely put up a better picture of her up after work
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    The physical characteristics needed are the legs/feet feathered? How many toes. Body shape, comb type. Skin color. There are more identifying markers for breeds but that gives you an idea what is needed.
     
  6. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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    Here is the picture of our little one! Hopefully this helps.
     
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  7. robin416

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    Really need to see the body too so a side pic of her on the ground would be helpful.
     
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  8. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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  9. robin416

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    That really is a pretty bird. I'm going to give a shout out to a couple of people who are better at id'ing breeds than I am.
     
  10. mitzy123point

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    Looks like a lavender Orpington rooster
     
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  11. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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    do you really think my baby is a rooster? I thought I had all hens!
     
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  12. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    The larger comb already beginning to show color is usually a male. Mitzi knows her stuff so we can probably count on her being right.
     
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    I’ve only had a few lavender Orpingtons, so I could be wrong but it is looking like a cockerel to me. How old?
     
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    Aww thank you!!
     
  15. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Why do you think I holler for you? If I thought you didn't know more than I did about hard feathered birds I wouldn't bother you. :)
     
  16. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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    Wow amazing! I thought I had all hens. I was told it was a 10% chance I could get a rooster though! Nice!
     
  17. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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    A few days over 7 weeks! I would have never known ....with her or him lol being so calm and relaxed
     
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  18. robin416

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    Breed plays a big part in how easy going they remain. It's going to be a while yet before you know the full personality.
     
  19. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    if this chicken is 7 weeks old, then it is most likely a rooster. His rooster temperament will develop when he starts crowing in a few weeks.
     
  20. Pacia Moultrie

    Pacia Moultrie New Member

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    Thanks everyone for your help. I will update you all in a few weeks!
     
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