My house chicken, Jack!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by xmissjadie, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is he? Australorp? Roo or pullet?
    Here he is:
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    This is him next to Blueberry my blue orpington who's 2 months old. She's already bigger than him! lol
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    This is him at 2 days old:
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    This was him when he was 2 weeks old:
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    This him at 5 weeks old:
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    Now:
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    His comb:
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    Side shot:
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    His tail:
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    Edit: I feel like such a bad mom! I was confusing when I got him and his bros and sis' with when I got my splash silkies! He's only 3 months old! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2011
  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    What kinda comb does he have and it looks like jack has green legs.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a mutt. I have a mutt house chicken too. Yours looks like a hen. My girl is named Annie-Belle. She is about 5 months old as well. I had referred to her in a feminine light for so long, I couldn't break myself from it when I found out she was a rooster. Annie-Belle wears a diaper during the day when she's free-ranging in the house. I trim her nails and beak as needed, although I'm gonna get her a couple of stepping stones to trim her beak on naturally. Louise's Country Cottage has the best diapers ever for about $8/each. Annie-Belle says hi! (She's kinda homely looking).
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  4. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are dark colored.
     
  5. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh maybe. I'm not sure if he's a roo for sure, he's been displaying roo behavior but hasn't crowed yet! And Jack says hi too![​IMG] I just ordered a diaper from hen saver for him the other day. He's been living in a big cage in the family room. I let him out out to free range in there with some towel on the ground so he doesn't ruin the carpet with his poop [​IMG]
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without the diaper, my dogs follow her around waiting for that special hot snack. [​IMG]
    At 5 months old I would expect to see more comb/wattle formation. Does he have any hackle or sickle feathers? At 5 months he should. I think he's a girly man.
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    awwww, he's adorable! [​IMG] Very, very pretty birds you have! [​IMG]
     
  8. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No he doesn't. He's probably a pullet but oh well I'll still call him Jack and call him a 'him'. [​IMG]
     
  9. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    b.hromada :

    awwww, he's adorable! [​IMG] Very, very pretty birds you have! [​IMG]

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  10. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a bird like that...he was an easter egger. He was so small for the longest time, and so girly looking...I worried about how small he was...he turned into a very handsome black easter egger rooster...I was kinda sad...wanted him to be a girl...

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