Can you help me I.D. the breed and gender of these birds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Morgaine, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    Here is the first bird I need help I.D.ing the breed. Are these Dark Cornishes?

    Baby pic:

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    81/2 weeks

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    Do you think these two are roos?

    SLW

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    Buff Orp

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    Thanks every for the help.
     
  2. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure that SLW is a roo. He looks like my GLW roo.
    That dark one looks rooish to me too. Don't know what he is though. The buff is a hen.
     
  4. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they all 8 1/2 weeks? I have a SLW pullet with a pinker comb, but she is definitely a she. In comparison to my SLW roo, however, her comb is a bit more pale and her waddles much smaller...its the tail feathers that really distinguished them.
     
  5. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    The first 2, look like dark cornish pullets. I have one and she looks exactly like that. Although she was a little darker as a baby. The SLW looks like it may be a roo, but the BO looks like a pullet to me.
     
  6. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    Thanks every one! I'm happy to hear that the BO most likely is a pullet, she's my favorite and I was worried about her turning into a roo.

    I don't think the dark cornish is a roo, I don't know why the comb showed up so pink looking in the first picture, but normally it looks like the others. But I'm glad to know what they are, it was driving me crazy because I had all the others IDed.

    The two SLW in question all have tail feathers just like the others and the legs do not appear any bigger than the others, but around 2 1/2-3 weeks old, their combs were much pinker than the others. I will get a picture of them on the ground so you can see them better.

    Thanks!
     

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