Just adopted some chickens - gender/breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brookejarrah, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. brookejarrah

    brookejarrah New Egg

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    I've always wanted chooks out the back, not only for eggs but as pets for myself and son - so when a woman in my town advertised four free chooks and a coop, I jumped at the chance. Only she didn't give me much information (I didn't think to ask at the time!) so I have no idea what breed they are, and I have a suspicion that one might not be a hen (I think the term is roo?)
    They were advertised as bantams, 2 months off lay.
    Three are black, two of which have a sort of "hat" of feathers - very cute! One of these also has light feathering on it's feet and visible comb - the suspected male (I really have no idea though.) We haven't named the black chooks yet, we're still trying to tell which is which.
    The fourth is a beautiful golden colour with feathered feet and a big fluffy bum [​IMG] She is very cute and we named her Peanut.

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    The one at the front here, I'm worried might be male - the shape and feathering just seems different from the other two. Please say I'm wrong!

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    Sorry the photos aren't very good, the chickens wouldn't let me get close. I will attempt some more better photos soon (after reading Wynette's post I realised these probably aren't very helpful.)
     
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  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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  3. brookejarrah

    brookejarrah New Egg

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    Quote:Thanks Tiramisu [​IMG]
     
  4. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
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    I am going to guess the first one is a buff brahma. Not sure on the others [​IMG]
     
  5. Nystra

    Nystra Out Of The Brooder

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    ya Peanut def looks buff Brahma to me... the others not so sure... sorry :}
     
  6. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say not-great quality Buff Brahma and black polish (with the crest). Don't know about your two other blackies. They all look like hens, though [​IMG]
     
  7. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    [​IMG] Buff Brahma , Black Polish Mix, Another black mix, and I cant tell the other black one.
     
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  8. brookejarrah

    brookejarrah New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! I'm not fussed on breeding, they're my first chooks so I'm just excited regardless. And they're cute despite being a bit rough around the edges [​IMG] Just don't want a rooster! Hope you're right on that fact at least!
     
  9. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they all appear to be yound hens. buff brahma, polish, and perhaps the blacks are old english game. you were very lucky to get these chickens. I am wondering if they might be bantams if so they will make great pets.
     
  10. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    The blacks looks to be silkie cross.
     

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