Are these Sultans and what else, EE maybe

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by denco5, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    Ocoee Florida

    I am told these two larger birds are Sultans, would you agree? Are they boys or girls, any idea?

    What do you think about the other two, hen EE maybe?
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    I'm not sure.... Their feet are feathered, right? But I don't see any muffs/beard... I think sultans are supposed to have them.

    I don't think the two in the back are EEs. Their feet look pink in the pic and they have no muffs/beard or tufts. Buff isn't a typical EE coloring that I know of.... are they large fowl? If so, they are Buff Orpingtons.
  3. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2010
    So from what I've heard is Sultans have :
    5 toes, feathered feet, vulture hocks, and beards.
    Your look pretty young still and I can't see their feet or legs very well.
    I have no clue what your other birds are. Are they all LF or bantums?
  4. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    Ocoee Florida
    The larger two birds do have 5 toes, feathered feet and black or dark legs. I will try for a better picture on the two larger ones today later today

    I am glad about the two smaller ones being buffs, I hope they are hens.

    Thanks for looking for me
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    The two smaller ones - do they have pink legs or yellow legs? Do they actually have beard/muffs? If they sport common EE traits there's no buff coloring in them. If they don't have muffs/beard, pea comb, and carry pink legs, they're Orpingtons.

    The "Sultans" should not have dark/black legs, that's an indication of Silkie in there. So either they're crossbred or I have a new view on hatchery Sultans. [​IMG]
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    The buff ones look like BO's to me. The other ones look like my silkie/cochin.
    the black one here is my silkie/cochin at 4-5 weeks
    These are my BO at I think 3 weeks
  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't see a beard or muffs on the 'Sultan'. The legs should be slate blue in color.

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