18-week gender/breed confusion; please help, more photos!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by boysnoise210, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. boysnoise210

    boysnoise210 Out Of The Brooder

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    Got these two chickens free off Craigslist and am figuring (based on what I was told) that they are now about 18-20 weeks old. I'm thinking Barnevelder and Black Australorp (probably mixes, from Ideal Hatchery), and signs point to the Barnie being a cockerel, but I'm not totally convinced. I may just be in denial. Any help would be appreciated!

    Cinderella, about 18 weeks:

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    Bob, about 18 weeks:

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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Both look like hens, with Cinderella being closer to laying.
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    What kind of combs do they have?
     
  4. boysnoise210

    boysnoise210 Out Of The Brooder

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    Man, it would be great if they were both hens! Cinderella has a pea comb that is more pronounced and getting more red every day, while Bob's single comb has been gray and is just started to get pink and a little bigger. Now, don't think I'm insane for not including this in the original post, but I just wanted someone's initial reaction without knowing that Cinderella has been crowing for a couple of weeks, but it doesn't sound "right." (S)he does it anytime (s)he's awake, but otherwise doesn't "act" like a roo... no mounting Bob or anything.

    Here are more photos:

    Both chickens, top view

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    Cinderella's profile, with tail feathers

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    Bob's face, comb view

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  5. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cinderella needs a new name. It is a Dark Cornish Roo. I can't tell much about the black one from the pics.
     
  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Neither of them are Barnvelders. Barnvelders are mostly brown birds.
     
  7. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Quote:x2 I think that they are both Dark Cornish. Hatcheries rarely sell mixes.
     
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  8. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree... Cinderella looks more like a Prince Charming to me
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    From the top view, I say both are boys.
     
  10. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:absolutly... good way to put that [​IMG]
     

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