Mystery rooster and hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FFChickens, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. FFChickens

    FFChickens Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    22
    Apr 20, 2013
    Hi, I recently got a group of eggs from a friend, all of which were supposed to be Wyandottes. However, I have two chickens that I cannot seem to figure out the breed of. Turns out, the friend I got my eggs from also got eggs from one of her friends, and some of those eggs got mixed in with mine. At the moment we have no idea what these two chickens could be. I believe I have one hen and one rooster. These are some pictures of the hen:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And these are some pictures of the rooster:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Their coloring and body style are so similar that I think they are the same breed. One thing I noticed is the rooster has a beard, but the hen doesn't seem to have one. Does anyone have any idea what breed they could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    They both look like possible Easter Eggers to me. I agree, you probably have one pullet and a cockerel.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.
     
  4. genesis1verse1

    genesis1verse1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    106
    0
    81
    Oct 20, 2012
    North East Texas
    I think you're right about the sex, and they both look like EE to me as well.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,147
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    X3 on EE pullet and cockerel.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I think they both look like mixed breed pullets. They look to have a lot of EE in them, but the combs look to me more like rose combs than pea combs, so I don't know if they could have been mixed with Wyandottes, given your first post.

    How old are they? That would help determine gender. I agree the second bird has a somewhat larger comb, but I'm not seeing anything really screaming male....depending on age. So might better head shots.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Just curious, What makes you all think the second one is a rooster?

    It could be, but the comb is not real red or defined pea comb. It looks like some of my pullets with a rose comb.

    I am NOT an expert, just asking.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014
  8. FFChickens

    FFChickens Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    22
    Apr 20, 2013
    Thanks for the help, at least now I know the breed. They are about 4 months old now.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by