Help with breed please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pj2004tx, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. pj2004tx

    pj2004tx Just Hatched

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    My kids and I are new to raising chickens and are needing help determining the breed of these 3. They are all about 5 month old. The 2 hens have not starting laying yet, or at least that we can find. They are free to come and go from the coop in a very large yard so we are sill searching for signs of laying! Lol
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    This is Roo.

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    This is Marshmallow.

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    This is Reba.
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am unsure, but I might guess mixed breeds. Where did you get them from?
     
  3. pj2004tx

    pj2004tx Just Hatched

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    Thanks! They just came from a friend. I don't think he would even know if I asked him, not a reliable source. We got them at about 3 weeks. My kids were just wondering what type they might be. We also have 4 1 month old from TSC.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    You will probably get more input. There are many here with way more breed experience than me. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mixed Breeds. They look like they are part Production Red (Hatchery Quality RIR). A least the mixed breeds are pretty.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    First bird is a mixed breed cockerel, I'd say about 5 months or so.

    second bird is also a mixed breed cockerel, I'd say about 3-4 months.

    the little red hen is a generic/production Red, and I'd say also about 3-4 months old. You wont' be getting eggs from her until spring, most likely.

    I'd look into getting rid of one or both of those roosters. It's too many for your small flock, especially until the littles from TSC get old enough to take some of the mating off that single little Red pullet.
     
  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    I also was thinking # 2 could be a boy, but couldn't tell by the feathering.
     
  8. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably the either late blooming or the subordinate bird. Nice iridescent tail feathers starting.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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