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5 'hens'

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chocluver, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. chocluver

    chocluver Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given these 5 'hens'. As they have aged, I think the only hens are the solid brown ones on either side. Opinions? Thoughts on breed? (I hope the pic is clear enough, they run a lot and are only still when they snuggle for an afternoon rest!)

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    How old are they? Do you happen to know the parentage?
     
  3. chocluver

    chocluver Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 5 months and unfortunately know nothing about them. The owner shrugged and said mixed breed (I am in France!)
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    They look like Silkie mixes. They are very cute!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    The two barred birds do look like cockerels. I'm not as positive about the white bird. could we get a profile shot of it?
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    x 3 Save that photo, I think it would be a great entry for the 2017 BYC calendar contest - next fall.
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Agree 110% .. save that picture and enter it in the Calendar Contest; it is beautiful!
     
  9. chocluver

    chocluver Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the photo compliments! I think that was shot #250 or something! Thank goodness for digital cameras! I will definitely enter it next year :)

    He / She is not playing ball for me today to take a decent photo, I found this one but it is a month old. The comb and wattle and much more pronounced now. He / She has tried mating with the hens, and one of the roosters :-/

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  10. donrae

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    Yep, definite cockerel.
     

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