Help - need to identify 4 chickens ASAP as we are entering them in 4H ...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TobyMGF, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. TobyMGF

    TobyMGF In the Brooder

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    A "breeder" gave me these chickens in exchange for a couple dozen eggs. She assured me they were all pullets, bantams and purebred. I lost my cell with her contact # so I can't get back to her to ask what I got. They don't seem to be pullets either[​IMG]

    Of course out of the 4 pullets, 3 are really cockerels ;-) I haven't been able to identify them and our county fair is in 2 weeks. I would like to know what we have so we (our sons are in 4-H) can enter them in the correct divisions.

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    [​IMG]The bird in the foreground I thought was a pullet, but spurs are developing. She has a single comb.

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    [​IMG] This cockerel has the odd comb and his feathering is more golden than silver - picture not so good.

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    FYI - the divisions are:
    Standard Poultry (Large Fowl) - American Class, Asiatic Class, English Class, Mediterranean Class, Continental Class and All Other Standard Class. Then of course we have Bantam - Clean Legged/Single Comb, Clean Legged/Rose Comb, Clean Legged/Other Combs, Father Legged/Single Combs, Feather Legged/All Other Combs and finally Game Bantams.

    The Black Birds both have heavy feathered legs. 1 Has a single comb, the other has an odd comb, more like a rose, but not quite. Both have Golden lacing around the neck and back. One more so than the other. At first I was pretty sure the one was a pullet, but I see small spurs developing.

    The two white birds have a small amount of black ticking throughout and heavily feathered legs. One is DEFINITELY a pullet, the other a cockerel. I can try to get batter pictures tomorrow, close ups if anyone wants clearer shots for a more definitive ID.

    Thanks so much for any ideas.

    FYI - the Black Cockerels are rather aggressive. Unless they are something special they are getting sold at the fair [​IMG]
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    The solid black male could be a black Cochin. White male is probably supposed to be a white Cochin. The black/gold one with the funky comb is a mixed breed cockerel. Not sure on the white pullet. Does she have white legs?
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    The whites and the black with the single combs could be cochins, the black with the odd comb maybe a brahma?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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