Help with Breed & Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ClucksnDucksMI, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for some help on breed identification and/or gender. I purchased these cuties as a "rainbow layer" package from McMurray's Hatchery in September. All are supposed to be females, but I have seen how that goes sometimes :) Anyway, any help is much appreciated. Thank you! Sorry, these are the best I could get!

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  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    1 and 2 are silver laced wyandottes
    3,4,and5 are easter eggers and are pullets
     
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  3. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! - How do you know they are pullets? Sorry, just learning :)
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Males are colored differently. The pullets have a more uniform color white males have a patchy coloring and usually have red in the shoulder area (plus I have a lot of experience with the breed). And just to clarify I was only saying the easter eggers are pullets
     
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  5. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help, I greatly appreciate it. I am enjoying the EE so much. I will have to go google some EE cockerels to learn how to identify them.
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    EEs are the easiest chikens for me to sex, you just have to learn the patterns, these could of been sexed at probably 8weeks
     
  7. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to find some pictures of cockerels so I can see the difference of the red markings. I have found a few, but think I need to see one in real life at the age mine are. Of course, I'm brand new at this. Now, give me anything to do with Equines, and I can help out LOL. Once again, thanks again!
     
  8. Shannys Girls

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    I need help finding out what this is. Will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. Pretty sure it's a male. Ideal Poultry put 7 of them in with my girls for shipping. Please tag me in your response. [​IMG]
     
  9. TShelton54

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    Looks like White leghorn (or hybrids of ) males or possibly males from the red or gold sex links.
     
  10. ClucksnDucksMI

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    Here is one of my EE - After much studying, I am guessing a roo? Lol, I'll get it one day! [​IMG]
     

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