Need help identifying my chickens breed and gender.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Harrishenhouse, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Harrishenhouse

    Harrishenhouse Hatching

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    not sure what I have. I should have written it all down, but didn't. If you can help me identify what they are I would appreciate it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    1. Silkie
    2. Silkie
    3. Barred Rock or Cuckoo Maran mix
    4. Leghorn
    5. Welsummer (possibly)

    Depending on age, I think you've got a few hens there. The first silkie may be a rooster, but I don't know @#[email protected] about those birds. LOL

    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I would agree...think that #3 is probably a mix...#5 sounds good might be a game bird hen...think you could convince them to pose [​IMG] ...welcome! Looks like you need some more [​IMG]
     
  4. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Songster

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    I would agree that Shellie is correct.
    And yes #3 looks like a Cuckoo Maran mix to me (hen) the only reason I would say "mix" is due to the gold color feathers she looks like she has around the neck. Bet she will lay you some pretty brown eggs.


    ~Tiff~

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  5. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Quote:Agree with all but the last bird. Looks like a light brown Leghorn pullet. (from the photo looks like she has white earlobes.)
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Yeah, I said possibly because I wasn't certain. She's a lighter build but has the same coloring.
     
  7. Harrishenhouse

    Harrishenhouse Hatching

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    okay I tried again. Here are a few more pics. Thanks for your help. The first one is the same hen/roo? but multiple times....i was hoping for all hens but none are laying...i've tried the light but still no eggs...i am just puzzled...are they roosters? they don't crow but i could have swore i heard a little cock-a-doodle a few mornings ago. when i went to find out who it was they looked at me like i was crazy. any ideas/help?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  8. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    hehehe! She has white earlobes! Light Brown Leghorn! Whoop!
     
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    The only one I think could possibly be a roo is the silkie. I don't know silkies at all, but the rest look like pullets. The white leghorn is for sure - pullets have floppy combs, and cockerels have straight.
     
  10. Where does one get these light, medium brown Leghorns. I realy like the way they look and I am guessing the lay pretty well ??
     

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