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Help on breed/sex of chickens...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jessied1227, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I *thought* I knew what my chickens were, beings that the guy I bought them from told me they were Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, and Australorpes. Now that I've seen your guys' chickens, I'm wondering.
    So ... what are we?? ...

    Chicken 1 ... approx. 20 weeks old...hen...
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    Chicken 2 ... approx. 20 weeks old...hen...
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    Now, male or female?? 20 weeks old, no crowing, but is by far the "mouthiest" of the bunch...breed??
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    For comparison, this is a hen of the same age, MUCH different comb...
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    Thanks!!
    Jess
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    The top one looks a lot like one of my Americaunas.
     
  3. rachel

    rachel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken 2 is a Rhode Island Red hen.
    Also, the top one has no ear muffs/beard or rose comb so I don't think it's an Americauna/EE... but I like the multi-colored toes!
     
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  4. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Not sure

    2. Rhode Island Red hen

    3. Red sex link. It looks like a rooster, but at 20 weeks it should be crowing.

    4.Red sex link hen
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Another feedstore wonder-why are they so dumb? Can't they just say they dont know? You have what appears to be at least one RIR, but no Barred Rocks, Australorps or Buff Orpingtons. The bottom two are lighter red, making them appear to be maybe Production Reds or something like that. No idea about the first hen.
     
  6. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I just posted a few, LOL. Here is a group shot:
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    Actually, I got them from a guy who breeds them out of his backyard. He *seemed* knowledgeable, but you know... [​IMG]

    Thanks ...
    Jess
     
  7. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A thought just came to me, the Black ones may be Black Sex links. Nice looking chickens. [​IMG]
     
  8. Rebeccahorse

    Rebeccahorse Out Of The Brooder

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    The top one looks like a black sex link, the next one looks like Rhode Island Red, the next two look like isa brown hens, especially if there is no crowing.[​IMG]
     
  9. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    From the group shot I can say you have 3 Red Sex-Links those are the reddish ones and they are definately female.

    Looks like three Barred Rocks, also female.

    And the dark ones are Black Sex-Link pullets. Neat color on those girls, almost Birchen. [​IMG]
     
  10. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers on the black ones are kind of a green iridecent. [​IMG]
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    Here is a close up of her top half:
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    So my girls are mostly mutts? [​IMG]

    That's okay, I love 'em just the same.
    Thanks for looking-
    Jess
     

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