Anyone care to weigh in on my birds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by J_Roth, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. J_Roth

    J_Roth New Egg

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    The reds and the Dominicker were born in early May and the two Americaunas in late July. Even though I paid extra at my local feed store to guarantee being hens I have two who crow. The red crows much lower and is quite a bit weaker than most roosters I've heard. The Americauna is quite loud even though it is still young. I've heard some dominant hens can crow but I've never seen it.

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  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you ready? your Dom has a straight comb, you got 2 red roos in pic#1 pic#3 is hen and roo. They look like fine birds.
     
  3. 1hotmoma

    1hotmoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. They are great looking birds.
     
  4. J_Roth

    J_Roth New Egg

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    That is pretty much what I figured. Thanks for the compliments. The bigger red is one of the sweetest chickens I've ever seen.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Wow...any guarantees on sexing from where you bought them??? That's a high percentage of mistakes there...
     
  6. J_Roth

    J_Roth New Egg

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    Quote:The feed store does guarantee their sex but that is only a money back. I guess I'll just eat the feed, time and energy involved. The worst part is telling my daughter we can't keep them.
     
  7. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    THe one you call a dom is a barred rock I believe...and maybe a hen. At least you can keep 2!
     
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  8. J_Roth

    J_Roth New Egg

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    Could be a barred rock. Going off the feed store guy again.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the dom looks to be a barred rock roo. the other red is a roo i cant really see the chicken in the background that well but it looks roo to

    2nd pic is a roo

    3rd pic is a roo and hen
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You have a Barred Rock male, two red males and the last is a pair. Some country folks call anything with barring a "Dominecker", which always bugs the heck out of me, to tell the truth. Dominiques have rose combs and a different body type than Barred Plymouth Rocks.
     

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