Another Breed and Sex Identity Crisis

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by goldntoller, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. goldntoller

    goldntoller Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks,

    Y'all must get tired of this LOL! I've had three chickens for about 3 weeks now. They were all suppose to be hens but what the heck do I know about such things - clearly nothing. One was to be a Chantecler, the other two are Australorps. The Chantecler was a year old, the Australorps 5 months and 6 months.

    Well...I've yet to have an egg and someone is crowing. Hmmmm...not loud crowing mind you but definitely not a sound I think a hen should be making. So have at 'em. What are they and what sex are they? Thanks!

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    Donna
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Your two larger chickens, the golden one and the black one on the right in the second pic both look like roo's to me!
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your gold bird looks like a buff orpington to me with its white legs...and it is a rooster, he has saddle feathers hanging down his sides...one of the blacks is a rooster too.....he has those dreaded saddle feathers too....lol
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I concur with that diagnosis, LOL.
     
  5. goldntoller

    goldntoller Out Of The Brooder

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    sigh. I knew that would be the answer. It sure explains why I haven't had any eggs LOL I'm rather attached to the Buff chicken, he's very pretty and quite personable and friendly. I'll consider keeping him but the Australorp will have to go - no room for two roo's here! My idea was to have 3 or 4 hens only...no roo's. There go the best laid plans! Anyone in the Ottawa area want a pretty Australorp roo? LOL

    Donna
     
  6. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    REEEEEEEEEEWSTERS!!!!!!!!
     
  7. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Aran,
    Love your new avatar!
     
  8. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aran I just took a close look at your avatar. Slightly disturbing.

    goldtoller I agree roos! I feel your pain. I'm having the same problem.
     

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