Friday, May 14, 2010

Chicken breeds.

So apparently the chickens we got from the store were not the quick growing kind. Oh we can still eat them, its just taking way longer than 6 weeks for them to get big enough. The lady at the store assured me they would be ready in 6 weeks. Not. Anyway, I was getting curious to what kinds we do have. It appears to be Miscellaneous is the answer. From what I can tell this is what we have.

A black and white Barred Rock (we have 4 or 5 of these). They are supposed to be good egg layers so they may have been saved from an untimely death.

Then we have about 3 black chickens with black feet. I think these look like the Ameraucana's. They are the only ones I can find that have the black feet that look like this. Also I think our yellow chickens might be this breed too.

Then we have some red chickens (Roosters mostly)and I think they are Buckeyes. They are starting to get the green tails.

It is all very interesting and a learning process for sure. Hopefully soon we will have chickens in the freezer and egg layers>

1 comment:

Christina said...

Well, at least you'll have some egg layers. They should be old enough now that you have a decent guess of whether they are roosters or hens, right? ;)

I love the barred rock. I think they are kinda pretty/neat looking! So at least now you know why your chickens weren't getting very big.