Name that chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suewtsn, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. suewtsn

    suewtsn Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having a hard time figuring out if my chickens are male or female and what breed. New to this...clearly. But I find some pullets look like cockerels because of the breed. I have nine and and kinda freaking out because its kinda looking like I could have five cockerels and only four hens!! What breeds and gender please? Thx.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Silver Duckwing Old English Game bantam, Lakenvelder (black & white bird), Rose Comb Brown Leghorn, Barred Rock would be my guesses.
     
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How old are they? From the pictures those look all girls, but can't see the back of the barred one.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the breed IDs, and that they are all female.

    The Barred Rock is a female. You can tell by the dark color. Males look lighter.
     
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  5. suewtsn

    suewtsn Out Of The Brooder

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    They are all under six months. I figured the black and white with the red comb was male for sure??? The other barred I have has no comb reall so thought this one in pic is male. And as for the rose comb too. Well that's a relief. Thanks y'all!
     
  6. suewtsn

    suewtsn Out Of The Brooder

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    I just realized the b/w and red one isn't posted. Here he/she is: what is?[​IMG]
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    And a Silver Spangled Hamburg.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm seeing all females. The barred rock and leghorn look like they should be laying, probably the hamburg also. Are you getting any eggs?
     
  9. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    The Hamburg is a rooster.
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

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    When you say "under six months," how much under do you mean? Age is super important when sexing chickens.
     

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