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Help Identifying Please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hardy21, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. hardy21

    hardy21 New Egg

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    We got these as a gift from a neighbor, who said he had no idea what they were. They're about three months old. Any help would be much appreciated!
    Will try to take better pictures soon!
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    they both look like silkie crosses
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkie crosses. And, I think that the orange and white one is a rooster due to the coloring and the redder comb and wattles. The other looks like a pullet.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that they're Silkie mixes due to the fifth toe (most chickens have four), the comb coloring, and the crest. For now, their tails/feathering look pullet-y, but the comb development on the reddish one makes me think that it could be a cockerel. The other is almost certainly a pullet, though.
     
  5. hardy21

    hardy21 New Egg

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    Thank you all very much for your help!!!! We are almost certain that the reddish one is a rooster, and we thought that the white one was definitely a pullet, but she is the one that has been crowing lately!!! I hope that she is just going through a phase, as I've heard that pullets sometimes crow before they reach five months. Anyway, thanks again! I never would have thought they were silkie crosses!
     
  6. mathew0013

    mathew0013 New Egg

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    I was told she was a hen but the chicken keeps crowing like a rooster. Help!
     
  7. These look like silkie/bantam game chicken crosses.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Young hens do not crow. Older hens with hormonal issues may crow, but not a young bird. Sorry.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If at this young age, your "hen" is crowing, she is a rooster.
     

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