help a rookie!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by catnip1970, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. catnip1970

    catnip1970 Just Hatched

    13
    0
    14
    Jun 26, 2016
    The wife and I have just begun keeping chickens. We were gifted several chickens from a coworker who really didn't know what he had as far as breeds or sex. Can anyone identify what I have here?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

    11,863
    5,746
    501
    Mar 27, 2012
    Vermont
    My Coop
    :welcome! Can you post some pictures?
     
  3. catnip1970

    catnip1970 Just Hatched

    13
    0
    14
    Jun 26, 2016
    Sorry. Cell phone didn't post it. I'll try again.[​IMG]
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

    11,863
    5,746
    501
    Mar 27, 2012
    Vermont
    My Coop

    This one's an Easter Egger cockerel. He's pretty :)
     
  5. catnip1970

    catnip1970 Just Hatched

    13
    0
    14
    Jun 26, 2016
    Thanks. Coworker wasn't able to ID any of them. Said this was an Americauna also gave us a Dixie Rainbow (haven't sexed that one yet either but a crow out of it) as well as what he said was a leghorn (no comb or wattle) and four araucana bantams. I'll post pics soon for further IDs. Loving having the birds just for watching and the eggs are a bonus.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,422
    11,702
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    nice looking boy
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. catnip1970

    catnip1970 Just Hatched

    13
    0
    14
    Jun 26, 2016
    In this episode of name that chicken...I'm actually taking a page out of Ronald Reagan's play book with trust but verify.this one came to us identified as a Dixie Rainbow. I believe this one is also a cockerel. 3 1/2 months old. Gave a little half crow yesterday when I opened the coop and was trying to mount a couple of hens. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by