My technicolor chicks! Hens or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dianneS, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of the chicks that were hatched in the spring. [​IMG] I am amazed at their colors! Their mom was just a little tiny banty hen of some sort that I was told was mixed breed something. The roo is an EE. That little hen raised 11 chicks, but 4 were killed by a skunk. [​IMG]

    They really look alot like EE's, but a few of them have crests on their heads as well as muffs. I thought I only had one or two roos out of the remaining seven, but now I'm starting to think I may have more! [​IMG]

    Their colors are just amazing though, and they are even washed out in the pictures! Even the two black ones have such beautiful patterns in their feathers!

    I'm hoping the really colorful ones aren't all roosters! I'd really like to be able to keep them all. They are really beautiful! [​IMG]

    http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv282/dshoenfelt/chickens006.jpg

    http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv282/dshoenfelt/chickens001.jpg

    http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv282/dshoenfelt/chickens008.jpg

    http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv282/dshoenfelt/chickens016.jpg

    http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv282/dshoenfelt/chickens011.jpg
     
  2. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I see some millie fleur in them. They are lovely. Great colors. They must be a joy to look at.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Pretty colors! Think the first 3 pics are roos.
     
  4. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a feeling that those three might be roos. I hope they are the only ones!
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    Cute little crested EE's. I really like them but then I am real partial to crested anything [​IMG]
     
  6. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First three are definitely roos, last one a hen. I love the colors! I have mixed EE and mille fluer d'uccles also, and it's amazing all the crazy colors I have ended up with. The hens are usually gold, but I get reddish, grey, white, yellow, brown etc. And the roos will be just about anything.
     
  7. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    The hen's feather patterns look like a ringneck pheasant feather.... Pretty!
     
  8. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    Wow, beautiful chickens! [​IMG]
     
  9. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    First 3 pics are of roos, and the 4th is a hen - who is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! They are all very pretty [​IMG]
     
  10. Tonopah Pati

    Tonopah Pati Rest in Peace 1938-2011

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    They are Stunning. I sure would want to keep them all. Hope that they are not all Roos. Good Luck [​IMG]
     

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