Identifying help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KayBalor, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. KayBalor

    KayBalor In the Brooder

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    Hiya guys,

    I'm new to this chicken keeping game and I would like some help with these little beauties please. Gender and breed if possible. Many thanks x

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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    At first glance the two birds look almost identical. But upon further inspection one of the pullets/hens has what appears to be a pea comb and feathered legs, while the other pullet/hen has a single comb and clean legs. I’m unsure of breed, I think that they’re mixes. They have very nice coloring though.
     
  3. KayBalor

    KayBalor In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your reply :) Do you think they are definitely both girls? I was also told they were a type of Bantam, so hopefully they won't get much bigger.
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Do you know their ages? They look like pullets to me.
     
  5. KayBalor

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    I believe they are around 5 months old. I adopted them yesterday and they're little sweethearts. My bantam cochin is in love with them <3
     
  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    They’re pullets. You should be getting some eggs from them soon.
     
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  7. KayBalor

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    Thank you so much for your help :)
     
  8. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    My pleasure. :highfive:
     
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  9. rebrascora

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    I'm not surprised! They are absolute beauties! As someone else said, they appear to be mixes and whilst it is difficult to assess their size from a photo I would say that at 5 months, they are unlikely to grow much bigger. The pea combed one looks like she will be the first of them to lay. Good luck with them and please update us with photos of their first eggs.
     
  10. KayBalor

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    Thank you, I will do :)
     
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