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Breed and gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oswegoscott, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. oswegoscott

    oswegoscott Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help with breed and gender. The one with the largest comb is male-he's been crowing. They are about 14 weeks old.


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  2. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    1. Can't see feet, but it looks like a blue cochin pullet. (Are the feet/legs feathered?)
    2. I don't know what breed the cockerel is, the pullet looks like a black sex link.
    3. Striped one appears to be a barred rock - the dark coloration indicates a pullet but if it is a sex-link, it may turn out to be a cockerel. A full body shot would be helpful.
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Need clearer shots, and where they came from. As to me, pullet on the left in pic two could be a brown red OEGB or American game, depending, or could be a black sexlink. Were they hatchery, flea market, breeder, etc?

    -Daniel
     
  4. oswegoscott

    oswegoscott Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for helping. Yes- #1 has very feathered feet and is small.. #3 has feathered feet,but only on the outside.
    Got them at a flea market. Someone mentioned Australorp for #2 pullet
     
  5. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    An Australorp would not have the orange streaks on the neck - a black sex link hen has the same black body as an Australorp but with the orange streaks. Black sex-links lay great, just like Australorps. However, both are large fowl birds, and like Daniel said, the birds in pic two could be a bantum breed (they do have OEGB faces).

    They are all beautiful!
     
  6. oswegoscott

    oswegoscott Out Of The Brooder

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    So,is #1 a Blue Cochin pullet? #3 with half feathered feet--a Barred Rock pullet? The 2 in #2 are pretty big --aren't Bantams small?
    Thanks again
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:#3 -- I would say was a Barred Cochin and look to be a young Rooster.

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    #2 on the left is a either Black Copper Marans Pullet or a Cochin cross, on the right is probably a Partridge Cochin cross cockerel
     

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