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Breed? Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5acresandadream, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. 5acresandadream

    5acresandadream Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked these two up yesterday. Owner said it was a barn yard mix, and that they are hens. Said they got them as peeps in April so that would make them around 7 months. They are only slightly smaller than my adult leghorns. Any idea on breed? The one on the left has a poofy head, I am hoping it's a hen but I'm new to all this so idk): its feathers are little ruffled, so its tail is looking beat up.

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  2. 5acresandadream

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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    They look to be what the seller said the were, mixes. I also think they are both pullets, though I would get a second opinion. If you tell us a little more about them we maybe able to tell you what possible breeds are in them. How many toes do they have? What type of comb? The one with out the crest looks like it has a rosecomb but its hard to tell.
     
  4. 5acresandadream

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    They both appear to have 4 toes, they aren't as friendly as my others so they are really hard to catch. I will grab them when they roost tonight and get a closer pic. Both of their combs look alike in size and shape as far as I could tell when looking at them last night. I'm not well informed of the different types of combs there are): I have so much to learn lol
     
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  6. 5acresandadream

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    here are some better pics, the bottom two picks are of the one i was wondering if it was a rooster. i am thinking they are both pullets, since both crowns and beards are pretty small and they are (supposed to be) seven months old. any opinions would help!
     
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    The one with the "puff" on its head may have some Polish in it and the other one may have some Wyandotte in it, just possibilities.
     
  8. 5acresandadream

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    thanks! Im excited to have a little flair to my flock of mostly buff orpington mixes. the one with the puff, do you think its a pullet?
     
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    The full body picture isn't very clear but I *think* they are both pullets.
     
  10. 5acresandadream

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    ok, if i can ill get a better full body pic. I am thinking your are right, it doesnt seem to have any rooster like looks, I'm just used to the same old buff's ive had forever so when it comes to these new mixed breeds i get a little questionable. I got these 2 to replace two "hens" that ended up being roosters, so I really didnt want to end up wasting money buy accidentally buying another roo. The lady I got them from was like "well i think they are hens" and then i was like oh no.. lol! Thanks for all the info!
     

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