help with identifying roosters, and breeds at 8 weeks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SEMulder, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. SEMulder

    SEMulder Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    My chicks are about 8 weeks old now, and I am wondering if I have a couple of roosters or more in the mix (bought pullet day old chicks). I'm also trying to identify the breeds, more now that they are all feathered out. I can't keep more than one rooster here in the city, so I need to figure out what I have.

    I'd appreciate any help!

    This was supposed to be either an Americauna or Easter Egger. She looks mixed to me.
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    The one on the left is the same as above. The middle Barred Rock (?) is of questionable gender. The second from the right is supposed to be a Wellsummer hen.
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    This also was supposed to be an Americauna/Easter Egger, and I'm wondering if it looks like a rooster. ?
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    I think these are Barred Rock, but does the one on the right look like a rooster?
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    Here again are the two I'm most suspicios about being roosters, the white one, and the barred Rock on the right side of the water dish.
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    Does this look like a Black Sex-link hen?
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    This is supposed to be a Wellsummer hen.
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    They all look like mixed breeds.
     
  3. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white Easter Egger is a rooster, and I think you're right about one of the barred rocks being a roo. All EE's are technically mixes. :] Pretty sure you're spot on with your chicks, except the black sex link, I'm not sure what is up with her/him. It doesnt look like a black sex link, so I doubt you can go by the color alone. I actually think it might be a 'something' rooster. He probably is a mixed breed like BantamFan4life mentioned.
     
  4. SEMulder

    SEMulder Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your responses! The black/orangish possible 'sex-link' is from an assorted chick pullet group from Ideal Poultry, so I would think it would be a true breed. Hopefully as he/she gets bigger it will become more obvious!

    The 'Americauna mixes' and Welsummers are from a local breeder.

    I'm going to have to re-home roosters, so this isn't very encouraging. And the white one is one my kids' favorites. :-(
     
  5. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    why dont you keep him and sell the barred rock roo?
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    The barred rooish one isn't a pure barred rock. The barring is too irregular and if it is a roo, it's too dark overall to be a pure barred rock.
     
  7. SEMulder

    SEMulder Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if the 'rooster' could be a Production Black - a mixed breed developed by Ideal Poultry?

    http://www.idealpoultry.com/item.html

    Since the barred ones and the blackish roo/pullet come from Ideal?
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    It could be. I had one of those some years back. This is her as young pullet (around 14 weeks):

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    And as a grown hen:

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  9. SEMulder

    SEMulder Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, PotterWatch, and all the others for their input. I guess we'll give them a few more weeks. Do people actually like to get just roosters? I'm wondering how I'll find homes for these... I'm new to having chickens in town!
     

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