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Verify ID and type of Gifted Chickens

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Hello all. This will be my first post on this forum.  My family was give a few chickens from a friend that bought too many about 4 weeks ago.  At the time we were told the chickens were about 2-3 weeks old.  Here they are when received them.

 


My dog was trying to figure out what this new present was.

 

They are now about 4-6 weeks old and we are trying to figure out what type they are and what gender they may be. Can you help me out?

 

This one I believe to be a RIR pullet:

 

Here is another I think to be a RIR, but probably cockerel:

 

And the last I think may be a barred rock cockerel:

 

Please let me know what your opinions are.  If they are both actually cockerels I will have to get rid of them and will have to find another pullet so the last one is not left alone.

 

The two body guards.

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I agree with all your breed and gender guesses- two RIRs (one boy one girl) and a barred rock boy. The two boys may get into it as they get older, and/or overwhelm the hen. You might either want to rehome one, or get some more hens to fill out the flock. :)

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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I agree with all of your guesses :).

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Have any questions about breeds and gender? Check out What Breed Or Gender is This? fourm for help.  

Be sure to join the What did you have for breakfast this morning? thread! 

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