Bought chickens at auction 2 months ago - what breed/gender are they??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rduchix, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. rduchix

    rduchix New Egg

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    I bought 7 chickens at local feed store auction 2 months ago. They were all supposed to be pullets and were 6 - 8 weeks old at the time. Can y'all help me figure out what breed/gender they are? None are laying yet. Two just started make cat like noises a week ago and have been crowing the last couple of mornings, so we're now wondering if we got a rooster or two instead of pullets. I have friends though that have all laying hens and some of their chickens crow too. So I don't really know what to think.

    Thank you!

    Elisabeth
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    I have 3 chickens that look exactly like this one in the middle. Brown with a comb and wattle. 2 have yellow legs and one has white legs

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    Chicken four. This is our other white chicken. Her colors are more muted.

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    Chicken five. This is our one black one. The wattle is kind of blurred here because she was moving.

    Thank you again!
     
  2. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 is a Roo -- for shur [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's my guesses. It's harder without knowing the ages.

    pullet, possibly a New Hampshire red.
    Delaware cross cockerel.
    Look like young cockerels.
    cockerel. Red sex link.
    Hard one, suspect cockerel.
     
  4. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agree.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The first bird pictured is your only pullet.
     
  6. ChickenRonin

    ChickenRonin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X 3
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, have to agree with Happy Chooks. Boy, oh, boy, that's lots of boys.
     
  8. hudsonnascarfan

    hudsonnascarfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id say the only pullet you got in that bunch is the first one rest look like roosters to me also but on the brighter side they are almost up to cooking size
     
  9. rduchix

    rduchix New Egg

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    Wow! I think all the chickens are 16 weeks old at this point. I'm really sad to hear they are all boys except the first one. This local auction is supposed to be legitimate and all these were supposed to be pullets. So here we were raising them for 2 months thinking we're going to get our organic eggs in the next few weeks. We can't have roosters, so we'll have to kill all but the pullet if that's really true. Anybody else want to weigh in? Does the fact that they are 16 weeks old make any difference?

    Thanks again!
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Just confirms my thoughts of all males except the first girl. Sorry, you got swindled.
     

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