A lot of breeds but don't know what kind help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by roostercrazy89, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. roostercrazy89

    roostercrazy89 Just Hatched

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    Help want to breed my hens but don't know what kinds they are and how they will turn out with my rooster and if any of them go broody![​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I will leave the gender guessing to the experts. But I'm pretty certain the second from the right on the bottom row is a boy.
    Also, make sure you stop by the New Member Introduction Forum in the link below so we can give you a proper BYC welcome!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/44/new-member-introductions
     
  3. Lil Peeps

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    Well, it looks to me just guessing from the pictures that your black is a black Orpington, your blueish one is a Blue or Lavender Orpington, your reds look like Red Stars or New Hampshire Reds or even possibly Red Sex Links or Rhode Islands, and the top two and the very last two pictures look like Game breed, but I donr know size, if they are full size the hen could be a Welsummer, bantam sized looks like BB Red, mid sized they look like Game birds, I'd say that your two that look like Orpingtons would be your best bet for a broody mom, but even if they have the ability to go broody, sometimes, it's hard to get them to actually go broody. But you don't have to have a broody hen to hatch you could also buy or make an incubator. Also, my guesses on the breeds were just that, guesses, I coulsnt know for sure but maybe telling me where you got them, like if they were from a specific Hatchery, would help. I think that all of these chickens would make great, beautiful chicks but I'd wait til spring to hatch them. [​IMG] If you do decide to hatch good luck and I hope it goes well for you and get lots of little babies!
     
  4. Lil Peeps

    Lil Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also your black on could be a black Australorp.
     
  5. roostercrazy89

    roostercrazy89 Just Hatched

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    yrs I know he is a rooster just need to know the breed[​IMG]
     
  6. roostercrazy89

    roostercrazy89 Just Hatched

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    I brought them from different friends I have I live in Mexico originally from Missouri and I bought them all here all I know is the man that sold me the temp u said that look like game her said they were fighting rooster and hen?[​IMG]
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Your rooster appears to be an American Game. Looks like you have a female game, an Australorp, and a few Production Reds. Not sure what breed the blue hen is. Need a better photo.
    My Australorps are good broodies. And the game hen should be good broody too.
     
  8. roostercrazy89

    roostercrazy89 Just Hatched

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    Around what age does a hen go broody
     
  9. junebuggena

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    Usually, they will go broody in the spring. Mine like to go broody in late summer and fall. Some will go broody on a continual cycle, every 2 to 4 months, year round. It's unusual for a pullet under 8 months old to go broody, but it does sometimes happen.
    Bottom line, you can't always predict when a hen will go broody. And you can't really force a hen to go broody, either.
     
  10. roostercrazy89

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    I see are the game roosters rare in the united States I will take another pic tomorrow of the blues the only thing I know about the game rooster and hen is that they are crazy my other hens are calm but they are sooo different I heard giving the slot of corn helps with them going broody
     

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