Breed & Gender Please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bull83, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. bull83

    bull83 New Egg

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    We got 3 chickens at 3-4 weeks old and have hand raised them. They are now about 3 months old. The white one was the baby- about a week younger than the other two and was much smaller. Now it is quite a bit bigger but is very tame & doesn't run away from us. The black one is clearly a hen in appearance and demeanor. The red one acts like a roo. The red and white one will do a little dance where they stretch their necks up a little, wiggle their heads side to side and stop- the white one seems to back down first- it's always a quick dance and hasn't escalated. One of these has started to crow in the morning before coming down from the top of their arc. We attempted to sex them by their wing feathersbut it looks we didn't succeed. None of them have Waddles. We are only allowed to have 3 hens- no Roos. I know the breeder had Orpingtons, Americaunas and Marans among other breeds. And they did cross breed. Breed and Gender Please. Thank you
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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I see 2 roos and a hen (black one looks like a pullet).
     
  3. marlowmanor

    marlowmanor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red one is an EE roo, he looks a lot like the one we have actually. The black looks like a pullet, the white, may be roo, but not sure. Not e chicken expert when it comes to breed so I have no clue on breeds other than the EE.
     
  4. lewishe

    lewishe Out Of The Brooder

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    ditto. You will need more hens if you keep both roos.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Just saw you are also looking for breed. The white one looks like an EE. I can't see the black one well enough to say for sure - possibly a black sex link or Australorp.
     
  6. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    2 roos
    1 pullet ( the black one )
    all look like EEs the white one look like EEs delawere cross
     
  7. beaks&paws

    beaks&paws Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like you have 3 EEs two roos and a black hen
     
  8. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    Yeah I'm going to say 2 roos and a pullet as well. Black one pullet. That red EE roo is beautiful
     
  9. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    And yeah I would say all easter eggers, other than the black pullet which might be a cross
     
  10. bull83

    bull83 New Egg

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    I'm adding a couple more pictures- about a week newer. I'm thinking I will rehome the red one and see if the white one does turn roo. We are only allowed 3 hens- no roos. Thank you everyone for your help.

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