Help - can you tell me whether these are hens or cocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken Pete, May 27, 2012.

  1. chicken Pete

    chicken Pete Hatching

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    Hi All

    I've been keeping hens for a few years and have had Island Reds, I thought this year I would try and bread my own.

    I managed to breed 7 chickens from a homemade incubator with eggs from a local farm. They are now 3 months old, I wondered if any one can tell if they are hens or cocks and what breeds they are?

    Any help is much appreciated.

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    Thanks


    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Peter
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    2, 5, 6, 7 are all cockerels. Most are mixes, but #6 looks like a pure cochin bantam?.
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    2,4,5,6 are all cockerels. Most are mixes. #2 looks mostly production red. #6 looks pure cochin. #3 is hard to see clearly but possibly a welsummer mix.
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    1, 3, 7 are pullets
    2, 5, 6 are cockerels
    4 I'm iffy on this one, but leaning towards cockerel
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    2..4..5...and 6 are cockerels
     
  6. chicken Pete

    chicken Pete Hatching

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    Thanks so far, This is another photo of number 4. I was hoping it was a hen.

    Looks like i'll be getting rid of a few now such a shame, will have to start again. lol.
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    1- mix pullet
    2- Production Red cockerel
    3- Welsummer pullet
    4- mix cockerel (most likely Brahma x Orp)
    5- mix cockerel (mostly Red sex-link)
    6- Self Blue Bantam Cochin cockerel
    7- Splash Orpington pullet
     
  8. questions543

    questions543 Songster

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    2 , 5 and 6 are cockerels... I wouldn't give up on number 4 yet
     
  9. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

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    Your roo is similar to mine this is Benji he is a cross between a Buff Orpington Rooster and a Black Australorp hen.

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  10. emcgrath27

    emcgrath27 In the Brooder

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    2,4,5,6 Roos!
     

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