Help Please. I think this is a cockrel.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ARChicka, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. ARChicka

    ARChicka In the Brooder

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    OK 4 of my newer chickens were supposed to be black stars. I got them from a guy who incubated eggs, but 2 of them don't look like hens, and I know that black star males are different color all together. Any ideas? The first picture is a different bird from all the other pictures. 20170610_191742.jpg 20170610_191818.jpg 20170610_191807.jpg 20170610_192718.jpg 20170610_192709.jpg
     
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Yes they are all cockerels including the barred one behind the black one in the last photo. If you just got them you should take them back for a refund.
     
  3. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Songster

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    How old?
     
  4. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Songster

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    They look like cockerels
     
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  5. ARChicka

    ARChicka In the Brooder

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    They are about 4 months old. I knew the rock was a cockrel, and I want to keep too roosters, I didn't pay for them, I'm really just curious as to what breed they are.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Looks like he mated black star (sex link) to black star thinking that meant the chicks were black stars, but just makes mixed breed birds . the rocks barring is not that of a pure bred bird either
     
  7. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Songster

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    Agreed
     
  8. ARChicka

    ARChicka In the Brooder

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    OK thank you to everyone for your input! Now I have to decide which ones I want to keep. That leaves me with 19 hens. I think I can safely keep 2 roosters?
     
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  9. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    cockerels...sorry
     
  10. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    yeah sure, i would choose two that are not aggressive.....
     

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