Any idea what breed they are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lfoose, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are two of my hens. Can anyone tell me what they are? The smaller one, can anyone guess her age? I was thinking 6 mos but she seems younger than that.

    The larger of the two, Flo, I can't help but notice how she kind of looks like a Floyd. She is bigger than my roo and her comb is a litter bigger now than in the pic.

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  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    creole OEG?
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I agree with seedcorn
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    The first one is a pullet, creole colored but I'm going with part Cochin because of the feathered feet. OEG don't have feathered feet, but that could be where she got the coloring.

    The second one (Flo/Floyd) looks like a rooster to me, creole OEG.
     
  5. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my. Flo was bought under the assumption she was a hen. Will two roosters and 8 hens be ok together? They are now for the most part.

    The only thing is on Flo/Floyd, I don't see any spurs yet. Also no crowing. Of course, Carlo who I know is a rooster doesn't crow either...
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I have a RIR rooster that's 7 months old and just started to learn how to crow. Some roosters will take awhile to pick it up, especially if they've not heard another rooster crow.

    In my opinion it looks like a rooster, especially with what appears to be saddle feathers on the back near the base of the tail. Not to mention the shape of the tail feathers themselves. Also, the comb and wattles are more developed than your pullet. Depending on the breed (it looks OEG, but that's not to say it's fully OEG), spur development differs. Plus it's possible for a rooster to not ever develop spurs.

    Two roosters with eight hens should be fine. Just keep an eye on their sparring (if they ever do). Generally one will be dominant and the other will be a second, and make sure they have plenty of space (not sure if you free range or have them in a coop).
     

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