Need help identifying

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rucker, May 22, 2017.

  1. rucker

    rucker Just Hatched

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    1. IMG_4012.JPG We bought what we thought to be 10 pullets the first week of April. We now are wondering if we have 5 roosters. We are also unsure of the breeds.
    The white speckled hen and black with gold we feel sure are hens but don't know the breeds
    The others -2 buff orpingtons, red comet? And Rhode Island Red? We are worried are roosters. We have a barred rock that is definitely crowing
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Look at the two dark red ones.
    Do you see the pointy feathers around their necks and at the base of their tails/on the lower back?
    Those are male.
    Do you notice any others with these pointy feathers?
     
  3. rucker

    rucker Just Hatched

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    Thank you
    The bigger one with the dark feathers is my favorite. Ellie.....
    That's what we were afraid of!

    They are all so different, it's hard to tell

     
  4. rucker

    rucker Just Hatched

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    Not sure this picture loaded. Her comb isn't as red or large
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    #1. Buff Orpington cockerel
    #2. Hatchery quality RIR cockerel
    #3. Pullet, maybe a Delaware
    #4. Black sex-link pullet
    #5. Red sex-link pullet
    #6. Could you get a better picture?

    They around 8 weeks correct?
     
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  6. rucker

    rucker Just Hatched

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    They are 16-20 weeks we think.
    #6 pics attached
     
  7. KikisGirls

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    Look at #5's saddle feathers...they are very "pointy" no?
    (and his tail??)
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Well depending on the age, the coloring looks like a RSL which means it would be a pullet and if @rucker if they truly are around 4-5 months they are at the maturing age. So now since they are 4-5 months I'm not so sure #2 being a cockerel.
     
  9. WyoChickies

    WyoChickies Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with KikisGirls- #5 is definitely a cockerel. Male feathers are also more shiney and dark.
     
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  10. rucker

    rucker Just Hatched

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    Sarah, the Orpington in photo #1, starting crowing today. Guess we know she's a Sarge now.
     
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