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Do I have a rooster or just a different breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Maddy10122, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Maddy10122

    Maddy10122 In the Brooder

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    First time having chickens and ducks. They are coming up on 3mo. 3 ducks and 4 chickens, and after stumbling across this website I have come to realize one of my ducks is a male (which is not a big deal because he's pretty quiet) but I am fearing one of my chicks could be as well. I live in the city so that would be an issue obviously. The white, and black & white chickens were supposed to be amuracanas but I'm starting to doubt that too. Does anyone have an idea what breed they could be? And if the b&w chick could possibly be a roo? I read sometimes the shape of the tail feathers can help determine so I've added some photos. There has been no crowing in the mornings yet but she definitely is the most dominant of them all. Any thoughts???
    Thanks in advance
    -Maddy

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  2. Mrs Howey

    Mrs Howey Chirping

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    If the hackle feathers (feathers on the back of the kneck) and saddle feathers (feathers by the tail) are pointed its a rooster. If the feathers are more rounded its a hen. That's the general rule of thumb for most breeds. From what i see in the pictures of the feathers on the black and white chicken it seems like it may be a rooster.
     
  3. Sneebsey

    Sneebsey Songster

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    The black and white one looks like a Silver Laced Wyandotte cockerel.

    The other two are pullets, but they don't look like ameraucanas to me; no muff/beards. The red one could be a red sex-link or production red but no certainty there either.
     
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  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    You've got a Silver Laced Wyandotte cockerel there!
     
  5. lilmarie84

    lilmarie84 Songster

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    I'm just curious what breed it the brown one she is pretty
     
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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    White Rock pullet, New Hampshire Red pullet, Silver Laced Wyandotte cockerel
     
  7. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    They're beautiful birds, but I don't see any Ameraucanas :/
    I agree that black and white one could very well be a cockerel.

    Did you get them from an individual or a feed store?
     
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  8. Maddy10122

    Maddy10122 In the Brooder

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    The brown girls I was told were orpington's
     
  9. Maddy10122

    Maddy10122 In the Brooder

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    I got them all together from the 4H at the fair we had in town. There were only a few breeds to chose from and it was mostly children in the organization helping out so I guess it was just luck of the draw
     
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  10. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Crowing

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    The white one has green legs, so she might be an Easter egger mix, maybe with a white Leghorn. The orange/brownish could be a new Hampshire red or a production red. The black and white one is a silver laced wyandotte cockerel.
     
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