Help! Not sure what breed or gender.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tigerhoney, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Tigerhoney

    Tigerhoney Just Hatched

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    Hey y'all! So I recently "adopted" two chickens and I'm not sure the breeds nor the genders. So help me out!

    Long story short, I was driving down a street on the opposite side of town when I noticed a lady selling chickens from afar. So I pulled over and decided to buy one of the hens manly out of pity. Poor girl had no water, food, or shade. She was just in a crate directly under the sun. So if you could please tell me what breed this little hen is and how old she looksAlso noticed she's not familiar with human contact and is extremely fast!

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    I also pick this one up from some man that was giving young chickens away.so what do y'all think?
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  2. Tigerhoney

    Tigerhoney Just Hatched

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  3. chkiror

    chkiror Just Hatched

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    Black and white one looks like a barred rock the other I am not sure
     
  4. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bottom on looks too bee a game bird.
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    The second bird looks like a gamebird.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    the first is a barred rock and the second I also think gamebird both appear to be females to me. You may want to check them over closely for mites and lice and worm them just in case. The poor hen kept in a crate in the sun, was not well cared for -an extra incentive to really check her thoroughly. I know good people pity animals in bad situations but, you can end up with a bucket load of trouble like, contagious diseases, etc. etc. . It's best to buy from someone who takes good care of their stock.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like a barred Rock and some type of game bird. Both females from what I can see.
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree with donrae and drumstick diva. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  9. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 - Barred Rock pullet that has probably not started laying yet
    #2 - Gamebird of some sorts that is probably young as well???
     
  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    1st is Barred Rock...

    2nd looks to be a Cardinal Club Kelso game hen...
     

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