Have picture. Need help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by myliberty02, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. myliberty02

    myliberty02 New Egg

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    New to raising chickens and still need lots of help. Could anyone tell me what breeds these are? We were told the black and white ones were Wyandottes and the red ones are rhode Island reds. And is the one in front a hen or a rooster? They've all been healthy and some or all are laying, but next time we will definitely research our purchase a lot more!!! The whiter one flattens out its wings and sticks its rear in the air like a hen but looks more like rooster. Haven't heard any crowing though. Not aggressive to us or other chickens either. Thanks for your help!![​IMG]
     
  2. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but the one up front is definitely a rooster. I don't know of any breed that has long sickles like that in the hens tails.

    The black and white ones don't look like wyandottes though. They look like barred rocks to me, but I'm no expert. The reds do look like hatchery RIR or possibly Red Star Sex Links as those are often a cross of RIR and barred rocks. I am guessing that you were sold birds from a sex link breeding flock. The cool thing is that if you breed that cockerel to your reds, you'll have sex linked offspring.
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, the one up front is a rooster. I see what looks to be a barred rock in the top left and maybe two rhode island reds behind the rooster. I do not know the breed of your rooster.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The black/white bird in front looks like a Black Sex-link rooster, or another type of Barred Rock mix. The two red hens in back appear to be Production Reds. The barred hen in back is either a Barred Rock (yellow legs) or a Cuckoo Marans (white legs).
     
  5. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh... good point. That could well be a sex link roo. On further inspection I see some red splotches in the barred pattern. If thats the case, you wont necessarily have sex linked chicks.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on all of BantamLover21's identifications.
     
  7. myliberty02

    myliberty02 New Egg

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    Thanks for your help everyone!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with these guesses as well.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry, but this is incorrect on both counts. You can't use either a silver based or barred male in a sex link cross, and you can't use a red/gold based hen in a red sex link cross, or a non-barred hen in a black sex link cross. That cockerel over those red hens will give half barred offspring, regardless of gender.
    Second this.
     
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