Another newbie asks what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MariposaMama, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    On 4th of July weekend, my son won a chick at a rodeo event. Since we didn't want it to be lonely, we picked up two more from the feed store for company. I have no idea what breed Rodeo is and I'm not completely sure about Buttercup and Vanilla. I'm thinking Rodeo is a roo, the others are supposed to be pullets, but so were my friend's and she ended up with a roo in her bunch. They are about 10-12 weeks old right now.

    Here is Rodeo when we got it.

    And now.

    Here are Buttercup and Vanilla now. Is the fact that one has white in its tail and one has black important?

    All three together. Rodeo is clearly much smaller even though they were about the same size when we got them.

    Thanks in advance for your help, I'm so glad I found this board with all you experts. I'm sure I'll have bunches of questions. [​IMG]
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    First of all, a big [​IMG] is in order! [​IMG]

    As far as your pictures...

    I'm going to guess Rhode Island Red for Vanilla (the hen with the dark tail?).
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Rodeo is for sure a roo..the red one is a girl and the other I can't tell...can't see it that well.
  4. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    Thanks for your quick response and warm welcome. I was pretty sure Rodeo was a roo the first moment I laid eyes on him even though I'm far from a chicken expert. [​IMG] Any guesses as to his breed? I'm thinking some kind of bantam since he's so much smaller than the other two.

    I'm just hoping that Vanilla and Buttercup are both hens. I don't know what I'll do if I have two roos and only one hen. Wait-yes I do. I'll order more hens so each has a harem. [​IMG]
  5. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    Rodeo-roo brown leg horn i think
  6. FeatherFluff

    FeatherFluff In the Brooder

    Jan 14, 2008
    NC-VA border
    I think that Buttercup (white in the tail?) is a gold sex-link and that Vanilla (black in the tail?) is a Rhode Island Red. Does Rodeo have a single comb..kinda hard to tell in the pic.
  7. Vcomb

    Vcomb Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    red and white is a sex-linked egg layer. the red is a rhode island red. the rodeo roo is either a cross or a toppie gamechicken. see that lil cluster of feathers behind his comb? if he had been a polish cross his comb would be a split straight rather than a normal straight.
  8. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    i think the one with the white tail is a ISA brown sex link. i found this pic on google i dont own it.

  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Quote:I concur. But I was going to say Rodeo was a polish X game----but I never heard of a toppy game. interesting
  10. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Rodeo's stance is a little wide for a leghorn, IMO. See the distance b/w his legs? He's stocky, kinda like my dark cornish roos. I think he's some sort of game/game cross....but then I could be wrong. I'll see if I can find the breed pic that looks like him, I've seen it before but can't remember where....

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