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12 week old chicken...what breed and gender?

post #1 of 7
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Good morning all!

 

I have five 12 week old chickens (or they will be 12 weeks on Thursday). Three are barred plymouth rocks and I am 99% sure they are females. The chickens I have questions about are the other two. I am going to post the pics of them in two seperate posts so there is no confusion. I'm also not going to give you any more information about them until you guys tell me what breed and gender you think they are. I don't want to sway anyone's votes wink.png!! I am looking for any bit of help I can get y'all, I've only owned chickens for 12 weeks so I am a newbie!

 

Ok, chicken #1, here ya go:

 

IMG_1780.JPGIMG_1782.JPGtIMG_1793.JPGThe Chicken Here in the very frontIMG_1822.JPG

 

These are all pics of the same chicken (with some other chickens in the background). I know the pics aren't great (they are feisty little boogers when you hold 'em!) And it's hard to get a clear pic through the wire (trying to keep the chickens protected from our gang of street fighter cats, or else I would just set 'em down in the yard). Hope you can provide any info to the breed and gender of this chicken PLEASE!

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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post #2 of 7
Rhode island reds both hens

Always try not to get killed.

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Always try not to get killed.

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post #3 of 7

RIR hens!

I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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post #4 of 7
All are production reds. Thankfully they are female tongue.png

ETA: Not the barred rocks - of course they are not production reds. But they are female.
Edited by aoxa - 5/22/12 at 8:55am

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Breeding: Silkies (BBS, White & Partridge), Heritage Plymouth Rocks (Silver Pencilled & Barred),Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, and Mottled Houdans. 

 

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post #5 of 7
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Thank you so much! I thought she was a RIR Hen, but wanted to make sure. If you see my other post, I think I also have a Production Red Hen and what was always throwing me off is, the older they got, they were very different from each other...so glad to have this cleared up!

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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post #6 of 7
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Anyone have any thoughts on the Barred Plymouth Rocks in the pics? You can't see 'em too well but I'm fairly certain that they are hens (and I did buy them out of a pullet bin). On all three of them the front of their legs are VERY black (I read somewhere that if it were a rooster they would have bright yellow legs).

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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Originally Posted by newchickenista View Post

Anyone have any thoughts on the Barred Plymouth Rocks in the pics? You can't see 'em too well but I'm fairly certain that they are hens (and I did buy them out of a pullet bin). On all three of them the front of their legs are VERY black (I read somewhere that if it were a rooster they would have bright yellow legs).
All are girls. My 6 week old boys have bigger wattles tongue.png

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Edited by aoxa - 5/22/12 at 11:04am

Breeding: Silkies (BBS, White & Partridge), Heritage Plymouth Rocks (Silver Pencilled & Barred),Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Visit our COOP Page! 

 

Raising CX Free Range ~ Poultry Sexing Tips ~ Raising Chickens Naturally ~ Our Flock Pictures

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Breeding: Silkies (BBS, White & Partridge), Heritage Plymouth Rocks (Silver Pencilled & Barred),Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Visit our COOP Page! 

 

Raising CX Free Range ~ Poultry Sexing Tips ~ Raising Chickens Naturally ~ Our Flock Pictures

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