class project gone roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SCchickens2011, May 20, 2011.

  1. SCchickens2011

    SCchickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i need help to figure out what these two are, gender and possible breed?

    they were a class hatching project and all the ggs were different and unknown for sure.

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  2. BagoRooster

    BagoRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm no expert but the second pictures looks like a rooster and also the one in the front in the first picture. The one in the back looks like the same chicken in the second picture.
     
  3. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the little black one looks like a black austrolorp cockerel to me
     
  4. SCchickens2011

    SCchickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are just the two, i tried to get a closer pic of the big one by itself but the little one kept getting in the way.

    I have heard what sounds like the beginnings of crowing but not sure which one is doing it, i have heard the bigger one making sort of a crowing sound or another possibility is angry hen in a little box since they are not outside as of yet.

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  5. JPHorvath

    JPHorvath Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both look like roosters to me, just get 14 hen you'll be fine.
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    Quote:I agree. 2 roosters.
     
  7. SCchickens2011

    SCchickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so what should i do if we don't / can't keep them? I am not sure if i want to deal with them when i DO get hens. A neighbor of mine said she kills them because she doesn't want to deal with decifering fertile/non fertile eggs, but i couldn't do that.

    is it really that difficult to tell a fertile egg from a non fertile egg?

    I would like to keep them because they have become my kids pets, aside from our Rottie and new Boxer pup.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think they both look like mixed breed roos. The larger maybe easter egger mix, the smaller one, I don't know birds with poufy do's well except silkies, and I'm not seeing anything else silkie there.

    I don't know why you'd need to tell fertile eggs from non fertile eggs? They both taste the same, really no difference. Lots of grocery store eggs are fertile, in fact.
     
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, both roos. The bigger one looks to be an Ameraucana or Easter Egger cross and the little guy I would guess is probably Old English Game crossed with Polish.

    There is no difference in flavor, texture, quality, etc between fertile and nonfertile eggs. Roos do serve a purpose other than just breeding. They will often try to protect their girls. Plus, I'm one of those oddballs that loves to hear the reassuring sound of a lovely rooster crowing in my yard. Plus, if you ended up getting an incubator, you could hatch your own eggs if you kept a roo around. [​IMG]
     
  10. Laigaie

    Laigaie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's no reason to not eat fertile eggs. Just take them all daily if you're looking for eating eggs. It is simply an old wives' tale that fertilized eggs shouldn't be eaten, much like needing a roo for the girlies to lay.
     

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