Brand new to chickens.....what have I got? :) (pic)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken-owner-31, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! [​IMG]

    I ended up with 2 fluffy yellow chicks after leaving a petting zoo. [​IMG] Several weeks later, I'm shocked that they are still with me! The guy who had them was giving them out left and right, I had been wanting some, and my son loved them so I said I would take two. I was supposed to get two hens. (Is it true that if you hold them by their head and they don't kick they are hens?)

    I have honestly grown quite attached to the little things and would love to get some more (maybe different breeds) as soon as I get a good coop made.

    Anyway, chicken houses are very common around here, and I think these are the eating kind......whatever that is! I tried looking in the breeds section, but didn't see what I thought these were. Any suggestions as to breed/sex? Thanks so much in advance, I'm glad I found this site!

    The two of them together:
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    My daughter.....they don't care for being held too much, but they will hop all over you no problem! Hahaha!
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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
    Sexing by holding the bird by the head is a myth.

    Try feathersite.com for more pics to help determine the breed of the birds.

    To me the look like whte leghorns, others will come by to take a guess.

    Welcome to the addiction!
     
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    By the size of the birds and the size/color of the combs I'd say you have pullets (females). They do look like White leghorns to me.

    And welcome to the forum!!!
     
  4. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured the head thing was a myth, but you never know!

    Thanks for such quick replies! Off to do some research as to how to take care of them! (They aren't living in my house forever!) [​IMG]
     
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be different and say that I think they are white rock pullets. They just look a little thick for leghorns, even being that young.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with dustin...they are too heavy to be leghorns, which are more long and lanky. They are more likely white rocks, especially with the thickness of those legs.

    I would think the only reason your chicken would not kick while holding it by its head is because its neck got broken. Way too dangerous to try that one. I can't believe those goofy things people say about sexing a chicken.

    Jody
     
  7. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute [​IMG] Welcome to the board [​IMG]
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I use to raise White Rocks along time ago...that's what they look like to me too.....

    yep...gotta love those myths....lol
     
  9. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im gona say cornish. if the grow fast and waddle u will know
     
  10. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say White Rocks, Welcome to the forum and good luck. [​IMG]
     

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