can you identify this chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sbkdownunder, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. sbkdownunder

    sbkdownunder New Egg

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    I had 2 of these given to me, but they don't look like anything I know. Also none of their feathers are pointy, but their legs are very long and the colouring... I am not sure if I am looking at boys or girls. though I have a slight suspicion that Flowerpetal and Princess should really be Tom and Harry. Any help identifying the breed/cross and sex would be greatly appreciated.[​IMG]

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Don't suppose you know how old they are?

    The first one looks like a birchen marans roo, but clean legged. I'm not a marans person, so don't know if that's good or bad?

    Can you get a better pic of the second bird? A nice profile shot like the first would be great!
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    from the saddle feathers I'd say that both of them boys are 3 to 4 months old
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both cockerel mixes
     
  5. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very confusing,
    pic 1 the tail looks boyish but the main feathers aren't pointed at all, face looks like a hen not juvi-male
    pic2 not a great photo- can't see the tail well but almost looks like sickle feathers, face deffinitely looks like a hen.

    I'm really not sure, but I think I'm almost going to go with both being hens.

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    If you gave the age, I'm pretty sure someone can give a deffinite answer to you.
     
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  6. sbkdownunder

    sbkdownunder New Egg

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    thanks, yes, i thought they may be boys, - my daughter wil be very upset if that is the case, here is a better picture of the second one, thanks.[​IMG]
     
  7. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    The first one looks like a Norfolk Gray hen, but it's saddles are saying roo and Norfolks are SO rare!
     
  8. sbkdownunder

    sbkdownunder New Egg

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    i've had them 13 week and they looked small but had a set of feathers when i got them see pics, so i'd think they are between 4 and 5 months old?[​IMG]
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, mixed breed cockerels.
     
  10. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot, at that age they are probably cockerals. Sorry.
     

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