Chickens from my daughter's preschool

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BigBroJake, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. BigBroJake

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    My daughter's preschool hatched a mixed flock. I accepted five of these chicks and could use some help identifying their breeds and, if possible, gender.

    There are five chicks all about 8 weeks old - one is unique while the other four look like two pairs.

    I was not able to get great photos - these are some seriously camera-shy birds. If these are not adequate, I can try for better photos.
     
  2. Top Rooster

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    Most are Roosters with one hen there are some easter eggers and a leghorn
     
  3. RoostersAreAwesome

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    One might be a leghorn (white one) and another might be a faverolle (black one with feathered feet and beard). I see 2 roosters in the pictures (the ones with red combs).
     
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  4. Ketty Ash

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    I think one is a Leghorn, and the black one may be an Australopithecus.
     
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    Ketty Ash Chirping

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    Haha! Gotta love autocorrect. Australorp.
     
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    That was one interesting word wasn't it lol
     
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  7. BigBroJake

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    Thank you, everyone. Aside from the brief excitement of potentially having a caveman in my brooder, I now need to determine what to do with these roosters. I merged the two hens into my main flock of Buff Orpingtons without issue. Aside from chicken stock, is there any good use for a rooster if I am not planning to breed new chicks?
     
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  8. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Roosters protect your hens from predators and are extremely entertaining.
     
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    Not all roosters are like this, some try and beat up your hens like most of mine. I've only had one good rooster that was nice to my hens and I think it's because they were all the same age, the problem with him was he was mean to people so we had to get rid of him.
     
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  10. 21hens-incharge

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    I do see a lot of Cochin traits in your chicks that have feathered legs and feet.
    Also Easter Egger traits.

    Anyone trying to crow yet?
     
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