Are These Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BigBuckSnort, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort Out Of The Brooder

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    Bought these a couple weeks ago, supposed to be hens about 15 wks old. I'm not really sure, especially about 1 of them.

    this is my sick Barred Rock
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    This is my other BR
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    This is one of my EEers
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    This is the other EEer ( i think is male)
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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    They may be all hens. EEs sometimes have feathers that look pointy around their necks, but if you get up close and look, you can see that it's just the coloring of the feather making it look that way. If they are 15wks, I don't see any combs that would make me think "roo". I would also say the one BR you say is sick, is either quite old or not really a BR. BRs should not have white legs and feet.
     
  3. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, she ain't laying yet. If shes not a BR, what is she? I have noticed her feet are lighter than the other, but besides that they are identical.
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    They all look like ladies to me.
     
  5. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, think the EE are both roosters.

    The cuckoo bird with the white legs is likely a cuckoo Marans.
     
  6. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope they are all hens.... I really do not want a rooster right now. I will have to get rid of them.
     
  7. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st one could be a roo, looks like saddle feathers coming in
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The BR in the 1st pic could be a cross.

    I have a BR crossed with Blue Andalusion that loks like it, even down to the spotting on the legs and leg color.
     
  9. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

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    first ee def a roo 2nd looks like a pullet [​IMG]
     
  10. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort Out Of The Brooder

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    so, basically, its anyone's guess on my chickens sex ?? LOL.
     

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