Are these chickens female or male and what breed are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Michael89, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Michael89

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  2. sylviethecochin

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    I'm sorry, but your pictures aren't loading.
     
  3. Michael89

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    Now they are!
     
  4. sylviethecochin

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    I will say that the Red is definitely a boy, and the green legs on the black and the red make me think that they're both EE crosses. The white might be a white Plymouth Rock. (yellow legs, red earlobe, straight comb)

    As for gender--pictures of them standing instead of being held are much better for sexing them. And can you tell us their age? Hens that are about to lay begin to get red combs, and roosters have red combs, sometimes from two weeks old onwards, so age is really helpful when trying to comb sex them.
     
  5. Michael89

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    Thanks for your response! How surprising, I was convinced that the red on was a female... I'll try to find pictures of them standing on the ground. As for their age they are all 5 months old.
     
  6. Hamiam

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    Welcome to BYC! You found the right place. @sylviethecochin is correct. Age is very important when sexing chickens. Give them some treats & snap some pics from the side & back. Make sure to add your location to your profile, it will then show up under your avatar.
     
  7. Michael89

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    Ok, but why can't I post any longer? I keep getting this message: "This message is awaiting moderator approval, and is invisible to normal visitors."???
     
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  8. sylviethecochin

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    Ah...no idea. @Nifty-Chicken ?
     
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