10 Weeks old. Not sure of breed or gender.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SkenderLake, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. SkenderLake

    SkenderLake Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe one is a Black Australorp (I'm thinking maybe a male?)
    Not sure on the other one. Any help is appreciated [​IMG]



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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Where did the birds come from? The black bird is male, and could be an Aussie but those legs are weird colord. The red bird looks like a production red pullet.
     
  3. SkenderLake

    SkenderLake Out Of The Brooder

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    They came from eggs from our flock.
    We have Black Australorps and what we were told were Red Sex Link (among other breeds). Admittedly, we don't pay much attention to the breeds. The rooster is pictured there. I don't know what breed he is. I had a hunch that black one was a male.
    Thanks for your input.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have a hatchery grade Black Australorp and a Production Red.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The black bird is a hatchery quality Black Australorp cockerel. The other bird looks like a Production Red pullet.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If that's your only rooster, you have mixed breed birds. The black cockerel probably had an Aussie momma, but in order for a bird to be a specific breed, both parents have to be the same breed.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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