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My odd little flock - what breed and gender?

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I'm hoping you can help me. I had five eggs from a petting farm last May, and hatched five, of which three survived. The survivors are now 21 weeks old today, and I have no idea what they are! None have crowed or laid an egg as yet.




post #2 of 9
The top picture looks like a frizzle of some kind. The next one is a naked neck Turken. The black one is a Cochin. All really cute smile.png
post #3 of 9
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Thank you! I had expected to be eating eggs by now, but they don't seem to want to oblige!

None seem to be behaving like a cockerel, although the paler ones are both braver than the black one. They are always first to climb or explore something new.

Currently they are all sat at the back door tapping
to come in. I wonder if I took that imprinting thing too seriously roll.pnglol.png
post #4 of 9
Ha-ha, that's cute! Peeking at you big_smile.png

X2 on breeds. They also all look like pullets smile.png

Silkies take a while to reach maturity; might be 6 months old before you get eggs. The Cochin will be earlier, probably closer to 20 weeks. I'm not sure in the Turken; I've never had those, but I think they were around 20 weeks too from what I've read.

An adorable flock! smile.png

Edit* fixing math tongue.png
Edited by shortgrass - 11/1/15 at 3:46am
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Thank you! I'd been worried that the frizzle was a cockerel due to the comb being bigger than the rest,
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Thank you! I'd been worried that the frizzle was a cockerel due to the comb being bigger than the rest,

If she were younger, I would have waited on calling her a pullet... But at 21 weeks, the comb she does have is a light pink, where a cockerel at 21 weeks would gave a bright red comb. She is also missing the wattles, crest, and tail of a cockerel wink.png

As they approach lay, their combs will darken and turn deep red, and they will start to "squat", which my kids like to call " bowing", because that's kinda what it looks like smile.png

The banty Cochin should be getting really close; her comb is nice and red smile.png
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post #7 of 9

Hi,   :frow

What a neat combination of birds you have. Neat you got the Turken. It's really a chicken even tho

it looks like a combination of turkey and chicken. Your little flock will be a real conversation starter!

 Best,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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post #8 of 9

turken (also called naked neck), frizzle and black cochin - pullets

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turken (also called naked neck), frizzle and black cochin - pullets

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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