A few say they think these two are roosters. Do you agree?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by danab, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been wondering what the breed and sex of these two are. I will repost some older pics and then the latest pic
    in which I would say they are about 15 weeks.

    Here they looked a lot different in color. One being darker red than the other. Around 12 weeks I think.
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    And now at around 15 weeks, they are very similar in color. One has a bigger comb and larger waddles.
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  2. WizChick

    WizChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say they are both hens. Mine had larger comb and Wattles then yours at 14 weeks. From what can be seen of their saddle feathers they suggest hen also.

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    I can't suggest breed. Sorry. Good Luck.
     
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  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    They look like pullets to me!
     
  4. woolychicken

    woolychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have to say they are either red star pullets or rhode island reds, but i am leaning on the red stars, they shuld get some white or blonde feather on the tips of the tails soon as they begin to lay
    nnice pullets
     
  5. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red star.
     
  6. Lensters

    Lensters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are some sort of a crossbred bird. Their father was most likely partridge colored.

    The little combs and wattles make me think that they are probably pullets but those hefty legs and the darker one's long tail make me unsure of that guess. The hackle feathers are nicely rounded so I'll go with pullets.
     
  7. KyBlue

    KyBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree- pullets!
     
  8. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses everyone. I was also leaning towards thinking they were both pullets, but I was not sure. They are the most friendly towards me, and the most dominant towards the other 10 chicks in my flock. And as far as what breed they are, I guess it doesn't really matter as long as they both produce eggs for me.
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Pullets!
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Pullets! And they are called wattles, not waddlles. [​IMG]
     

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