Breed and gender, please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RawrSean, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. RawrSean

    RawrSean New Egg

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    I'm completely lost as to the both, these are our first chickens, they aren't for breeding or eggs, they're just our pets. We brought them inside to take pictures, and I have to say, this black one here sure loves to pose. Anyway, I tried getting the best shots of what I believe will help the best, but please bare with me as they were taken on an iPhone 4. Also, I can easily take more pictures, so please just tell me. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated.

    My guesses: Some sort of bantam, because I know they're smaller, and I've tried to find their breed through pictures of other chickens (Which is like, impossible), and I believe the black one is a female and the other is a male, but that's just total speculation.


    here's a link to about 18 pictures, I hope it's enough. If needed, I can directly post them here.

    http://imageshack.us/g/848/img1086l.jpg/
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have sll pullets:

    The black one is an adorable Black Cochin, and the other is a Silver Duckwing Old English Game. You are correct that they are bantams.
     
  3. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

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    girlies!!!
     
  4. RawrSean

    RawrSean New Egg

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    They're both girls? Are you positive?! [​IMG]

    I was sort of looking forward to the sounds of a rooster, but I think we're better without. Anyways, thank you all so much, I really, really appreciate it.

    edit: about how much larger can I expect them to get? I don't really think they'll get larger, but I don't really know.
     
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  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on how old they are. In my experience with Cochins, roos start growing enormous red combs pretty early. All of my roos were pretty obvious by week 5 or 6.

    As for your little game hen, I'm 100% sure. Males cannot have that color pattern. Here's a good page to show you the difference between genders:

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...us&ndsp=20&tbm=isch&ei=TeQETqGOAsO3sQLigd3TDQ

    The very first set of pictures are of your game hen's breed.
     
  6. RawrSean

    RawrSean New Egg

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    We got them april 22nd, They were no more than 2 days old when we got them.
     
  7. RawrSean

    RawrSean New Egg

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    I saw a 3 month old black chicken, just like mine today. her comb was much smaller, and wasn't red at all. I think mine is a rooster.
     

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