Identification help, Please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RtSixtySixChix, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. RtSixtySixChix

    RtSixtySixChix Out Of The Brooder

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    These were a surprise gift from my BIL. The little one, he slipped in with my flock while I was sleeping. And when he found I had put her in this dog crate until she's a wee bit bigger, he brought her(?) older hatch mate to keep her company. He said they were Aracauna but I don't think so.

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    Thanks folks! ~MT [​IMG]
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Possibly Easter Eggers? It looks like they have greenish legs. Definitely not Araucana or Ameraucana.
     
  3. RtSixtySixChix

    RtSixtySixChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, you're right. Their legs are greenish looking. Good eye![​IMG]
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    So, is this how a person unloads their unwanted cockerels? Go under cover of darkness and pop them in with an existing flock? [​IMG] I hope that both are girls but the small one looks iffy to me. And yes, they look very much like Easter Eggers.
     
  5. RtSixtySixChix

    RtSixtySixChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I know! but because he is the owner of the property, he gives and TAKES as he sees fit. It's a bit unnerving at times...but I darest not say anymore...[​IMG]

    How can you tell at this young age if they are cockerels or hens?

    thanks
    ~MT
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I know! but because he is the owner of the property, he gives and TAKES as he sees fit. It's a bit unnerving at times...but I darest not say anymore...[​IMG]

    How can you tell at this young age if they are cockerels or hens?

    thanks
    ~MT

    Well, sometimes you can and sometimes you can't. I just said it looks iffy because the patterning is a bit splotchy. If any dark red-brown starts showing up in the wing bows or back, you'll know it's a boy.
     
  7. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try looking to see if they have one- or three-row combs. I've read that if an EE has a three-row pea comb, it is probably a male and if it has a one- row pea comb, it is a female. I found it to be correct with our two EE's; although, it would help if I had more experience to see if it were truly dependable. I hope this helps and those are gorgeous birds! [​IMG]
     

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