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Gender / Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SkyeAus, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you think?
    They both have big fan type tail feathers and webbed feet[​IMG]
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  2. tdepointe

    tdepointe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed I don't know but I would say the first is a hen and the second I cannot see well enough to determine. Also how old are they?
     
  3. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

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  4. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

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    I'dsay about 12 weeks at a guess
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The two black birds are pullets. The Dark Brahma or Silver Penciled something or other is a cockerel/cock bird.

    For breed you need to check the bottom of feet to see if they are white skin or yellow skin. From the photos I can't even tell if the ear lobes on them are white or just still pale. Those two features will narrow it down. Post what color skin and what color ear lobe the have.

    As for body type to determine breed it can be deceiving, I suspect these are hatchery birds due to that all too familiar pinched upright tail that almost all hatchery birds have. It's from Mediterranean blood lines that were introduced by hatcheries to increase egg production in nearly all breeds, or just selecting for egg laying to result in that low feed consumption egg laying body type. People want egg producers and as long as the birds resemble the breed they are more than happy. It just isn't that breed anymore and hard to determine by body type what it's suppose to be. Skin color and ear lobe color along with the fact they are black birds should get to the breed of origin.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    I'd say mixed breed--the comb, color pattern, earlobes, and feet don't match any breed I can think of.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; mixed breed pullets.
     
  9. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, I will try and catch one to have a look at their feet.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    also agree - mixed breed pullets
     

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