Help with Chicken Gender & Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by trinitynow, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. trinitynow

    trinitynow Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. Today is my first day on your forums. I really love this site and your community. I've been studying the chicken coups for hours! Can't wait for my husband to build ours - he said if I design it, he will build it.

    We adopted these three chickens from the local elementary school not long after they hatched, and raised them since they were fluffy babies. It's our first time with chickens, and we're total newbies. If you could help us figure out the breed and gender of our babies, we'd be truly grateful! Here are some pictures:

    This is Sarah. I'm pretty sure she's a hen. It's been suggested she may be an Easter Egger?

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    This is Raptor. It's been suggested she/he may be a Buff Orpington or a Wyandotte?

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    This is TRex. We're thinking he/she may be a rooster, but hoping not (we're in the city and our neighbors are close by).

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all three look like hens I would say are almost laying.
    #1 EE
    #2 BO Cross maybe with a Wyandotte hence the Rose Comb
    #3 Black Austrolorp or Jersey Giant X Wyandotte

    These are my guesses, not 100% of the Breed on #2 or #3. Hope this helps.
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    You were really blessed! They are all pullets. My guesses on the breeds would be the same as txcarl.
     
  4. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed with the above posts.
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Missouri!
     
  6. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Missouri!

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  7. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not think Sarah is a EE, just because she has that coloring does not mean she is a EE!!
    maybe a welsumer mix? maybe
     
  8. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Quote:It was just a guess, one of many possibilities. I thought she might be a Brown Leghorn or Leghorn mix. What color are her legs?
     
  9. trinitynow

    trinitynow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all! This is the coolest community. I actually co-run a music community at a site called ccMixter.org - 20,000 musicians worldwide. I thought we were the only real virtual community out there that had heart and soul. Now I've found ya'll. Very, very cool..

    It is dark now, but I'll check out Sarah's leg color tomorrow.

    You guys are the best!!
     
  10. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only assumed she was an EE because in the pic it looks like she has a pea comb. But she could be a cross of just about anything with that coloration.

    By the way thanks everyone for agreeing with me. Makes me feel special. [​IMG]
     
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