Breed and Pullet or Roo

pikeman94

Songster
7 Years
Aug 25, 2010
318
2
114
Olathe, KS
My Coop
My Coop
I received these two from the neighbor. They are mutts as she doesn't know what birds got together to make these beauties. I seem to recall she has RiR, Ameraucana, Australop, Leghorn and Turken.

I am leaning more towards some mix or RiR and Ameraucana/Australop only because of the red in the feathers.

This birds hatch mate is next to him/her. The hatch mate is definitely pullet and all black. They are both 11 weeks old. Neither has spurs or even spur buds. My first guess is pullet, but I will let you all offer your .02.









Thanks in advance!

Pikeman94
 

Pele

Songster
Feb 25, 2011
4,392
129
243
Boise
Ooo pretty birds!

I think you have a Barred Rock/Easter Egger mix. The one with red leakage in the wing is definitely a roo. I can't see the other's comb, but the coloring and stance suggest a pullet.

Beautiful pair! Congrats!
 

pikeman94

Songster
7 Years
Aug 25, 2010
318
2
114
Olathe, KS
My Coop
My Coop
Thanks! He? has very cool coloring.

If this were a roo I would expect more roo like traits. Crowing, spurs, herding mentality, but so far not seeing any of that. Of course I have been know to be wrong.
 
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CindyJeann

Songster
Mar 29, 2011
224
6
108
Miller County Arkansas
Roo... The long skinny feathers hanging off either side of his tail like hair are his saddle feathers. I bet when the sun shines on them they look all shiny like they are made from plastic.
 
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missred871

Eggxhausted Momma
May 5, 2010
1,846
15
149
Perry GA
I second the motion
The pretty one with the red in it is definately a Rooster. DEFINATELY. The "red leakage" is the saddle and hackle feathers that roosters get when they get close to coming of age. I have a PURE buff orphington that I know is a rooster (he just started crowing) he was born in March. He just started crowing about a week ago and has no spurs to speak of. So you cannot go by the lack of spurs and he may not have his big boy voice yet. he will soon though once those manly feathers come out so will his big boy voice. He will be gorgeous! I demand more pictures when he gets all his feathers! His friend is definately a pullet. They will make a beautiful pair. As to breed they appear to be barred rock crosses. He may have some Easrter Egger in him and when your gal starts laying you will know if she does too cause her eggs will be as pretty as she and her mate are! Good luck
 

cram

In the Brooder
Mar 25, 2011
20
0
22
yep, i can almost see the shine on those feathers from here!!!! Rooster.
 

Cowgirl71

Songster
Feb 5, 2010
3,176
70
221
Missouri Ozarks
Colorful one is a rooster, the other is a hen. The rooster is a Barred Rock/Ameraucana cross. The hen is part Barred Rock. I'd need a pic of her head to see if she has a pea comb or not.
 
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