Male/Female and what breed???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kathnkyle, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. kathnkyle

    kathnkyle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am really new to keeping chickens so dont know that much about them apart from they are so lovely and follow me everywhere lol!! I have had mine (4 of them) for about 3 weeks and 1 of them lays and 2 of them are getting darker pink combs now but my other one doesnt seem to be doing much and its comb hasnt really grown!
    Can you tell me if its just a slow starter??
    Also is it def female? and can you please tell me what breed it is!!
    Sorry about all the questions lol
    thank you so much
    kath x
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  2. kathnkyle

    kathnkyle Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry didnt mean to put it in this category!!!!
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

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    Kath, the photos sure look like females to me. Are they all the same mysterious breed? Some breeds mature at slower rates than others...
    What color are the legs?
     
  4. kathnkyle

    kathnkyle Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought she was a girl just wanted to check as im so new at it all!!
    Not sure what breeds the others are either i have serched internet but still very confused lol!!
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    The others all have white legs this ones has yellow which i know means its not near laying yet!
    kath x
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't believe leg color has anything to do with laying age.

    Maybe you have a black austalorph, rhode island reds and a white leghorn?
     
  6. kathnkyle

    kathnkyle Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh i read somewhere that the legs and colour of comb tell you how near they are to laying! nevermind i guess i will learn about them eventually i intend to have loads of chickens lol!!!
    Thank you xx
     
  7. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll know if the black ones are austrolorps if they have black legs and the bottoms of their feet are white, only the bottoms.
     
  8. kathnkyle

    kathnkyle Out Of The Brooder

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    The black ones both have white legs and white underneaths!!! If thats any help!! xx
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, so I forgot to say... [​IMG] LOL! Sorry.

    If your black has white legs, maybe it's possibly a black orphington? If so, that's awesome.

    Ooh, I wanted to add... The black's comb's mighty red. I think that's a roo.
     
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  10. kathnkyle

    kathnkyle Out Of The Brooder

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    The Black one with the really red comb is my only layer at the mo so is def a female she is the only one i am certain about lol
    thank you xx
     

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