Help on breed and gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NYchickens, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. NYchickens

    NYchickens New Egg

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    We have 4 new additions to the family. They hatched 7 weeks ago in my wife's classroom and seem to be thriving. Being new to chickens, we're pretty much clueless as to who's who and what's what. Roosters would have to go back to the farm so we're hoping for hens. Any help identifying breed and gender would be greatly appreciated...Thanks.

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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Hmmmm, im no expert...but I will try. The first one..not sure of the breed, but looks like a hen to me. The second one...I would say an Ameracauna/EE hen, the third one...maybe a golden comet....looks like a hen. The last one...either a Barred rock, or Dom....but looks like a hen as well. Maybe someone who knows better can confirm or correct me.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I think the first two are hens, the second be and EE'r, the other two look like hens to me too..
    I'm not sure on breeds..
    I'm no expert..
     
  4. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the others. All four are hens.
    The first one looks like it might be a california white hen,
    http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/CalGray/BRKCalGray.html#CW

    The second is a easter egger hen
    http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Arau/BRKEaster.html

    The third I would guess maybe a golden comet/sexlink hen
    http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html

    And the last I would guess barred rock hen
    http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Rocks/BRKRocks.html

    It looks like you were very lucky to pick out all hens.
     
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  5. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    They all look like hens to me, too.

    I don't really know the breeds well enough to make guesses, but I have Barred Rocks.. and the girl in the last picture does not look like them. Yes, the coloring is the same, but the tail looks completely wrong.

    -Meghan
     
  6. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    yup i reckon they are all girls too!
     
  7. NYchickens

    NYchickens New Egg

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    Thanks for the helpful info (and links) everyone. From what I've learned here on the forum and other sites they do seem to be hens. At nearly 8 weeks I haven't seen any of the physical traits you would expect with roosters. Maybe we got lucky...thanks again for you expertise. They'll all be moving into their new coop (just needs finishing touches) this weekend.
     
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    3rd one is also a Araucana or EE! I have one just like her [​IMG]
     
  9. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cali White, EE, Red Sex-Link and that last one could actually be a Cuckoo Maran. Its barring seems pretty smushed together. What color are her legs? They look white to me, Barred Rocks have Yellow Legs.
     

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