Breed & Sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sethpeters, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. sethpeters

    sethpeters New Egg

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    Please assist me with the breed and sex of the chickens in the pics below. I purchased them from Murray McMurray as part of the "Choice Layers" package and they are 10 weeks old. These are my first chickens.

    What breed are these?
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    2. [​IMG] (the one in the center of the picture)
    3. [​IMG] (the one in the center of the picture)
    4. [​IMG] (the one in the front of the picture)

    Also, I'm guessing the Barred Rock in the picture below is a rooster?
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    The rest I'm pretty sure of. Here's a pic of all of them roosting that makes me laugh...
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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's what I'm thinking:

    #1. Easter Egger
    #2. Easter Egger
    #3. Brown Leghorn
    #4. Easter Egger

    And pretty sure the Barred Rock is a cockerel as you suspected! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The Barred Rock is not a Barred Rock, but a Cuckoo Marans, and definitely male. The unknown birds are Easter Eggers and a Brown Leghorn or Welsummer (you'll have to wait and see what color earlobes develop).
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    1, 2 and 4 are Easter eggers. I'm getting a roo-vibe from number 2. Can you get a comb shot?

    3 is either a brown Leghorn or a Welsummer. They're pretty identical (a Welsummer should be heavier bodied, but as juveniles it's hard to tell, especially with only one bird) until the earlobes develop. Leghorns have white earlobes and will lay white eggs. Wellies have red earlobes and will lay dark brown eggs.

    The barred bird is actually a cuckoo Marans, and a cockerel. The giveaway is the white skin (legs). Rocks are a yellow skinned bird.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree with the rest.

    I'm seeing a touch of salmon in that chest which leads me to believe you may have a Wellie vs. a Brown Leghorn. If so, that salmon chest will deepen and the red earlobes develop.

    LofMc
     
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  6. sethpeters

    sethpeters New Egg

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    All,
    The one bird I thought I knew for sure (Barred Rock) is actually a Cuckoo Marans. Thank you everyone! So does that mean this is a Cuckoo Marans pullet?
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    I'll keep an eye on the Brown Leghorn or Welsummer.

    donrae,
    Does this picture help?
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cuckoo Marans pullet and that Easter Egger is a pullet.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    agree
     
  10. sethpeters

    sethpeters New Egg

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    Great! Thank you all for your help! Since I was wrong about the Barred Rock, you have me questioning the others as well. Do I have the correct breed for these (and I'm assuming all pullets as well)? Sorry, I didn't take close ups of those because I didn't think they were in question :).

    1. Leghorn (Pearl White)
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    2. Hamburg
    (the one on the left)
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    3. Star (Red)
    (the red one on the right)
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    (the one in the center)
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