8 weeks old- what gender and breed? *pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andee, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Andee

    Andee In the Brooder

    I have 8 chickens. We got them about a month ago and we are total fantatics about them already. My dad is a contractor and built us a big beautiful coop already. They love it!

    7 are about 8 weeks old now, and then the breeder slipped in one who was only a few days old, so we think she is about 4 weeks at this point.

    Will you guys give your expert advice on breeds and genders?

    I have a strong suspicion we have 3 roosters. Oops.
    *edit, I just went outside to check on them and I swear yet another is getting a red comb already. I CAN'T have 4 roosters out of 8! YIKES! I really hope it was just the lighting.

    Magellan - very curious, my friendliest chicken. Follows me around like a puppy everywhere I go. Yellow legs.

    Ginger- I'm guessing a BO, has pink legs and feet.

    Roo or Rue- Plymouth Barred Rock? Thick yellow legs with a grey wash, BIG chicken.

    Talulah. Yellow legs, very sweet, not aggressive at all

    Penelope- Coppery colored, very small comb, yellow legs. Shy.

    Greta (Garbo) Light Brahma? sweet, very small rose comb.

    Gypsy- Dark Brahma? She is ninja like in her ability to grab treats! Feathered feet.

    Pippa-Nugget. Our baby. She is so little in comparison. All white so far, but definite green legs and feet!

    I'm a chicken newby, and would appreciate everyone's input!

    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  2. marcym

    marcym Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    My uneducated guesses.......

    Magellan- Rhode Island Red Roo
    Ginger- Buff Orpington Roo
    Roo-Barred Rock Roo
    Penelope- Rhode Island Red or Red Sex Link Hen
    Gypsy- Black Cochin??
  3. Andee

    Andee In the Brooder

    Thanks marcym!
  4. Andee

    Andee In the Brooder

    Oh, believe me, I've poured over every breed list and site. I have done nothing but surf the net and this site since a week before I got them. The obvious ones I marked, but there is some question on the others. For example, Talulah's markings seem to look like what a lot of people's EE's do. But she has yellow legs. I've had several chicken breeders tell me Penny is a RIR, and then 2 tell me she is a NHR. So, I was just hoping for some educated guesses to stop my wondering brain from imploding. :)

    Plus, I'm hoping someone will tell me I don't really have the 3 Roosters I'm almost sure I have. ;-)
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    where did you get them?
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    I think you got more than 4 roos....
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I think:

    1. Rooster
    2. BO Rooster
    3. Rooster, coloring is not right for a BR male - could be black sex link male.
    4. leaning towards roo, but could go either way
    5. Pullet, looks like a RIR
    6. Pullet
    7. Need better pic, but I'm going to say pullet. And definitely not a dark brahma. Looks like a mix to me.
    8. Is Pippa the same age as the others? I'm going to say male.
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    1. Roo, dunno breed?
    2. Bo hen
    3. Br gender???
    4. Buff Brahma hen
    5. RSL hen
    6. Light Brahma hen
    7. Black X Blue cochin?
    8. White Rock, gender?
  9. Andee

    Andee In the Brooder

    Thanks everyone! I got them from a chicken farmer upstate from us that listed an ad on Craigslist. He had been raising chickens for 20 years. He told us that he had sexed them and were 90% sure they were pullets. Being new at this, I believed! Within his flock said he had BA, BO, RIR, NHR, Light Brahmas, EEs and Black Giants. I'm guessing I have some mutts there, although he said they were pure. I don't really care much about breed, but I'm going to be so heartbroken if I have more roosters than hens. :-(

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