Hen or Rooster and what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by msbreez, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. msbreez

    msbreez New Egg

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    Hello,
    I am so glad this topic is here. We are new to the chicken raising family and are having quite a time identifying the birds we got. Please forgive us, we did buy from a hatchery and got an assortment of rare/exotic birds. Now that we have been around the birds more and searched the web, we'll probably take a different approach next time. Anyway, we have 19 chickens and 3 guineas on our 'farm' now. They are really pets now and the kids just love them. My daughter listens to them from the house and says: I think they're laying, I've gotta go watch! (She's 7 and such a quick egg gatherer, the girls are still resting from the egg drop.) Anyway, here is our questionable chicken. It seems to be growing spurs, but it's not crowing. We do have another rooster who is twice the size of this little one, do you think it's too scared to crow? I'm hoping it's just a hen with spurs. Can someone help? Thanks! As far as size goes, this bird is about the same size as our Golden Penciled Hamburg.

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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Hen but I am not sure of the breed. What hatchery did you get her from?
     
  3. msbreez

    msbreez New Egg

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    We got them from McMurray. It's one of the assortments they sell. The chicks were all healthy, just not labelled. And we didn't know the first thing about chickens when we got them. Still learning!
     
  4. thornwing

    thornwing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen for sure, looks like some OE type?
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Maybe a Silver Leghorn.
     
  6. msbreez

    msbreez New Egg

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  7. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    looks like a dorkin and how old is he/she
     
  8. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Silver Duckwing OEGB.
     
  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    is she lf or bantam?
     
  10. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the female Silver (Duckwing) Leghorn

    If it was an OEG (Old English Game) she would need white legs, and red ears.
    If it was a Dorking she would also need white legs, and red ears.

    While the leghorn has white ears, and yellow skin.
    picture with Silver Duckwing Leghorn hens (note not all Leghorns develop such huge combs) http://www.freewebs.com/leghornbreeders/silver duckwing.jpg
     

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