Breed help? Edit: gender as well!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickycammy, May 21, 2019.

  1. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Songster

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    Edit: While I'm asking. Can anyone tell me the barred rocks gender? Adding pic at bottom

    So my mom got me 3 chickens from a farm around her house. The owner told her their breeds but she could only remember barred rock. I can pick that one out easy because I have a few already. Though the other 2 have me stumped.

    What could they be? The black one is Soot and red one is Amber.
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Sure they're not mixed? Many backyard birds from a farm are.

    The black could be a Marans, and the other could be a Partridge Rock.
     
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  3. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Songster

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    They could be for sure. I just wanted to get a sense of what they could be. I know there's not much chance for me to know what they'll look like as adults but if I get a sense I feel I could place them better.

    I tend to keep the smaller breeds in a different part of my yard then the bigger breeds.
     
  4. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    Soot looks to have some australorp in her/him (how old is this bird, I see red wattles coming in, and undefined non-rounded tail feathers). Australorp make for good egg layers. Amber appears to be all girl, and she looks JUST LIKE my little bantam hen... sadly, mine is a total mongrel mix so no telling what her predominant breeds are, but I'd guess there might be some easter egger in mine as they (easter eggers) are incredibly popular in my country. Easter eggers are good egg layers that frequently go broody, precisely what I'm looking for in my little girls.
     
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Black is a mixed breed cockerel. The other one is a Speckled Sussex pullet.
     
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  6. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Songster

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    I'm not 100% on age but I've had them for 2 weeks now.

    They're all so pretty but I have no idea their genders as I've never been good at telling genders.
     
  7. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    Sweet! My little girl looks just like Amber, so I'm gonna guess she's got some of that in her too! Thanks!
     
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    Tycine1 Crowing

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    If I had to guess age on your birds, I'd guess that Amber is 3 to 4 weeks old, still has quite a bit of her baby fluff, yet her wings and back have feathered in nicely. Her 'brother' strikes me as slightly older, perhaps 4 or 5 weeks, perhaps 6 weeks. His absence of all traces of down, fully feathered in, and wattles starting are the indicators I'm using. Overall look of Soot is that of a soon to be teen, whereas Amber still looks more juvenile. My two pennies worth.
     
  9. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Songster

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    Thank you! I had been hoping for more pullets because I have 2 adult roosters and didn't really want anymore. But I fall so hard for the chicks that I'll most likely keep them all.
     

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