1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

any thoughts as to breed/sex on this 'un?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fallenweeble, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

    865
    3
    151
    Dec 4, 2007
    this is a shelter chicken i keep checkin' on (that is i keep checking the computer to see if it's still at the shelter).

    http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=9916250

    any thoughts as to what kind of chicken this might be and if it is a roo or a hen? the shelter says "roo" but they are frequently wrong about the birds in their care in general.

    and hey, while we're at it, what about this 'un?

    http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=9704478

    and why not take a lookie loo at this last bird?

    http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=9664722

    thanks!

    f. weeble
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  2. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

    470
    0
    139
    Jun 6, 2007
    Winston Salem, NC
    I'm no expert but the first looks like a buff orpington and I couldn't see the saddle or tail feathers to positively identify the gender of any of these birds.

    The second looks like a dominique roo maybe...

    The third is a frizzle.
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I agree with LynnGrigg on the breeds, and I'd say
    the first two pics are definitely roos as I see the presence of saddle feathers.
     
  4. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    678
    0
    149
    Jul 18, 2007
    The first one looks like the picture of the chicken that I had in question as to the gender. Mine is a buff orphinton RIR and OEGB cross. The father was a mix but I would definatly say that it has some orphington in it. Not to sure on the gender but it does look like a roo.
    The second definatly a roo.
    I think the third is a hen.
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    I vote 3 roosters. The first one is not a Buff Orp, at least, not a pure one. There is some definite barring/crele coloration going on there. The second is possible a Dominique or a cross of one. The third is some kind of frizzle.
     
  6. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    looks to me like they are all roos
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    No clue on the third but the first is a roo, he looks like some sort barred breed crossed with a buff something. [​IMG]

    The second is a roo, he's a dominique crossed with something. His comb is wrong to be pure Dominique, he should have a rose comb.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like 3 roos to me.
     
  9. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

    865
    3
    151
    Dec 4, 2007
    thanks everyone!
    ya'll rock.

    f. weeble
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    50
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    All 3 look like cross breeds to me and all roos.

    Jody
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by