Have no idea what breed of chickens these are, any help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by andylegate, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. andylegate

    andylegate Out Of The Brooder

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    Would like to now what kind of chickens that adopted us are.

    We live in Aiken, South Carolina

    We were adopted by 4 hens after an invasion of about 12. All 4 that adopted us are white with brown spots here and there. The feathers around their necks is a very light yellow/amber color.

    Very friendly disposition, all though a bit skittish.

    They also crow, heh, sadly, but it's still crowing.

    No idea on the egg laying yet as they are living under my house and I'm trying to quickly get a coop made for them.

    Here are some pictures (the amber one, along with others left).

    I'll try and get a close up of one here in a little while if I can.

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  2. andylegate

    andylegate Out Of The Brooder

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    Here we go, some close ups of them:

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  3. animartco

    animartco New Egg

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    It looks as if you might have adopted someone's excess young cockerels. It is difficult to tell, not knowing the parentage or age. Cockerels do make lovely pets though, and you might be lucky with a couple of hens among them, though if there are any hens you will need to get rid of most of the cocks. Having more than a one cock to two hens ratio causes enormous stress in the flock. And by the way, one of them is a guinea fowl!
     
  4. shelbydog

    shelbydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bristow, ok
    I think there is 2 guinea fowl in there. Definitely seeing some roosters. Need better pics of the buff and other white one.
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like red-sexlink cockerels.
     
  6. andylegate

    andylegate Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I sex them? (afraid to know the answer, heh). I thought I'd heard my neighbor that apparently abandoned them, had got layers only.

    Only the whites are still here. The others took off after a brief stay, but these 4 whites moved in under the house.

    By the way, the crowing only started a few days ago. No where near as loud as the roosters that another neighbor has. However, when one starts (and it's a very sad sounding crow, like they have a chest cold, heh), the others will join in. Only lasts for a few minutes.

    Here are some more pics of them:

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  7. andylegate

    andylegate Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh......just saw some behavior that I had not noticed before.....at least 2 of them, with the dominate brown spots, are having Face Offs, with their neck feather's poofed out.

    I'm betting that means they are boys, yes?

    :face palm: didn't want roosters, just layers,heh.
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Those are three cockerals, what breed I do not know but they are all roo's.
     
  9. andylegate

    andylegate Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for everyone's help.

    So out of all those chickens, the 4 that decided to stay are roos.

    I was pretty sure that we could handle taking care of some hens. But now I'm not sure what to do. I could most likely find someone that needs some roos (and make sure they are serious and not like my neighbor that decided to just let his chickens go), and I'm betting my wife will say: let's get some hens then since you've built a coop already.

    But I'm quite nervous about trying to raise some chicks, heh. That's a whole new ball game.

    I really appriciate the help here though, thank you all.
     
  10. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the sound of it your neighbour got red sexlink layers and they put in a few roosters, they are colour sexable right from hatch, hens are red with white tail and wings, males are dirty white with red smudging on the wings.
     

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