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The red one appears to be a Rhode Island Red but I'm wondering hen or rooster? The little one is a hen but I am unsure of the breed. Any help is greatly appreciated. These are my first two chickens. Thanks.

 

Sorry for the picture quality, I'll get better ones if I need to.

post #2 of 9

The little one looks like an Easter Egger. Im not sure about the RIR, I can't tell from the picture. Good luck!

2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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post #3 of 9

My fist thought on the little one was Marans. The black copper kind, but it's hard to tell from the picture. It looks like it has a little more brown in its breast feathers than usual, so it might be mixed with something else

Proud owner of 1.2 Red Bantam-cochin; 0.0.10 Black Copper Marans; 1.3 Muscovy ducks; 1.1 Emden Geese; 1.1 Pomeranian geese
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post #4 of 9

The picture is somewhat blurry so it's hard to be certain, but I'm thinking the bird on the left is a Black Sex Link (she's definitely a pullet) and the bird on the right is a Production Red cockerel.

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I'm scared to internet search "black sex link" so I'll take your word for it. I think you are right about that Roo that I was hoping was a hen. Thanks for the answer. Good to know what I have.

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Originally Posted by Michael OShay View Post
 

The picture is somewhat blurry so it's hard to be certain, but I'm thinking the bird on the left is a Black Sex Link (she's definitely a pullet) and the bird on the right is a Production Red cockerel.

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Originally Posted by Michael OShay View Post
 

The picture is somewhat blurry so it's hard to be certain, but I'm thinking the bird on the left is a Black Sex Link (she's definitely a pullet) and the bird on the right is a Production Red cockerel.

I agree.

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!

 

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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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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Trevor T View Post
 

I'm scared to internet search "black sex link" so I'll take your word for it. I think you are right about that Roo that I was hoping was a hen. Thanks for the answer. Good to know what I have.

Here's a few photos of Black Sex Link hens so you can see the resemblance to your pullet. Black Sex Links are also marketed by some hatcheries under the label Black Star.

http://chickengardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/black_sex_link-e1286339073512.jpg

https://suchthelike.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/black-sex-link-pair.jpg

Image result for black sex link hens

http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/d/d9/d99aca8a_83705_img_4255.jpeg

http://thefrugalchicken.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/black-sex-link-chicken-breed.jpg

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agree with Michael

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