Can anyone identify this hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gladyskravitz, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. gladyskravitz

    gladyskravitz New Egg

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    We got her as a chick and were told she was a Buff Orpington. She is now 13 weeks and looks a lot like a Rhode Island Red. We love her either way, but would love to know what she is. [​IMG]
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    13 weeks old? Has it crowed yet? Looks like a cockerel to me. I say that as the comb and wattles are very large for a 13 weeks old pullet. Looks like a mix breed.
     
  3. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    A better, clearer picture would help... but your bird looks a little bit like a Production red (Rhode Island red cross) cockerel.

    But more pictures would help. [​IMG]
     
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  4. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks more like a buckeye or production red to me. Is that picture at 13 weeks? If so, you have a boy!
     
  5. gladyskravitz

    gladyskravitz New Egg

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    Here's a clearer pic. No crowing from this one, but should note we have a silkie rooster that does all the crowing. We got the birds in September and have raised them together since. Had been told all were hens. Now sounds like we have 2 roosters. Whomp whomp :(
    Thanks everyone for your input. Think there's any chance the 2 roos will continue to live peace, or is one going to have to go? This is just like "Sophie's Choice!". We love these birds. [​IMG]
     
  6. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yeah. That's a male. All those glossy hackle and saddle feathers are the giveaway.

    It is possible two roosters will live in peace. But I would watch them carefully, since the Silkie seems to be the dominant one now. He may try to challenge that position.
     
  7. gladyskravitz

    gladyskravitz New Egg

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    Thanks for your help. We will keep an eye on the fellas to make sure all remains copacetic.
     
  8. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    That looks like a cockerel.
     
  9. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends on your flock. I have had as many as 3 roos with 5 hens before and it all worked out fine. To my surprise my smallest roo was the dominate one and I didn't have anything more then the random puffing up or chest bumping. No hurting, pecking, or fighting. If you have an all relaxed flock it shouldn't be a problem, just keep an eye on them to make sure you don't have a trouble maker.
     
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    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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