Any ideas on ID's for my birds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by terris1959, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. terris1959

    terris1959 In the Brooder

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    I have a few birds that I got at a local poultry auction and was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas on what kind they are.
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    Have 2 of these hens
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    Have 7 of these and will be taking 5 back to the auction next month
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    These are the hens that go with the rooster in the picture above
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    Is this polish a rooster or a hen ? I'm thinking rooster but it hasn't crowed yet. Its head was allmost picked clean of it"s feathers and I felt sorry for him and just had to have him, I know he will look better eventually.
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    thanks, Terri
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

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    Nice birds!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    First two look like Dark Brahmas, but they have a pea comb and the rooster has a single. Maybe Silver Pencilled Cochin? Cant see the third picture. Then Easter Egger then Polish then Rhode Island Red, I believe.
     
  4. terris1959

    terris1959 In the Brooder

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    Is the polish a rooster or a hen?
    Terri
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Not a clue! I don't do Polish, LOL. Sorry!
     
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I'm not to sure but the first two might be pencilled laced Cochin's, last one Rhode Island Red.
     
  7. Kristina

    Kristina Songster

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    from what I can see of your rooster from the side and what's left of his poor little poof....it looks to be a rooster. The hens have really nice formed "poofs on their head. The rooster's have a more "disheveled" poof. Hope that helps a little. [​IMG]
     
  8. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I have answers for you

    1st pic -- silver penciled cochins
    2nd and 3rd pics -- look like birchen cochins
    4th pic --EE
    5th pic -- Polish looks like a roo
    6th pic -- RIR


    Compare your 1st pic with my silver penciled cochins:

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    Mine are 15 weeks now, about 12 weeks in the pic!!
     
  9. terris1959

    terris1959 In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, I have several more that need ID"s also.

    The first is probably around 3 months old and I think it is probably a mix but what do you think the mix is? I know it's pretty hard to see through the fence so here are several pics.
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    silkie mix

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    can anyone tell by these two pics of the buff silkies if I have a hen and rooster ?
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    Thanks for all your help, Terri
     
  10. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I'd say silkie/EE

    Tuft reminds me of silkie crosses but the poufy head/neck feathers says EE!
     

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