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Gender and Breed help.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HomesteadnMama, May 29, 2016.

  1. HomesteadnMama

    HomesteadnMama Just Hatched

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    Hello I was given these four pullets. Im now thinking one is a cockerel. I believe the two black ones are Ameraucanas and pullets, the beige one a Bantham? Pullet and the larger brown one I'm not sure at all. I would really appreciate any input anyone can offer. Thank you in advance. [​IMG]
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I agree that you have one cockerel, and they all appear to be easter eggers.
     
  3. HomesteadnMama

    HomesteadnMama Just Hatched

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    Thank you. I really wasn't sure and the people that gave them to me weren't exactly sure of the breeds
     
  4. beccaWA

    beccaWA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black ones could be Australorps. (pullets)
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Per the pictures they have muffs and pea combs, so they actually couldn't be :)
     
  6. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. HomesteadnMama

    HomesteadnMama Just Hatched

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    He is definitely a cockerel he started crowing this morning. Now to figure out where I go from here.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agreed!

    Australorps are single combed and have wattles -- these birds are pea combed and have bearding/muffs -- when identifying breeds it's important to consider all characteristics.
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

    I agree with the rest...all are EE, one cockerel & three pullets. Can you not keep roosters where you are?
     
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  10. HomesteadnMama

    HomesteadnMama Just Hatched

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    I could definitely keep him, we living out in the country. My concern is I am very new and originally only wanted four pullets to start ( for my comfort) I purchased a 4x6 Quaker Style Coop and built a 16x16 run. My understanding is that there should be a ratio of 1 Cockerel for 8 Pullets. I don't believe my coop would house another 5 pullets.
     

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