Need help, one is a roo, but the other three???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by miketravis, May 4, 2008.

  1. miketravis

    miketravis New Egg

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    I am 100% sure what I think is a Delaware is a roo, as he has started to crow, but the other three I am not sure on and need some help. All are about 12-13 weeks old.

    Delaware ? Rooster 100% crows
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    Wyandotte ? Hen 99%
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    EE 99% Hen/Rooster ???
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    RIR 99% Hen/Rooster ???
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  2. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 looks like a pullet to me, #3 can't tell, #4 is a rooster (look at the saddle feathers).
     
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Looks to me like you have 3 EEs there. The RIR and the Delaware have muffs and pea combs. The little black one is a hen. Of course I am no expert.

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  4. miketravis

    miketravis New Egg

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    Am I close on the breeds?
     
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    The little black one looks like an australorp and the red one looks like a RIR mixed with an EE. The black and white one could possibly be delaware also mixed with an EE. The gold one I don't know other than it is also mixed with an EE, maybe buff orp?
     
  6. miketravis

    miketravis New Egg

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    Well we were aiming to get 6 hens to support our egg habit and now we have already changed Bernice to Berny and Scarlet to Carl. We bought these when they were about 8 weeks old and were told they were all hens, we have two 4 week old "hens" that we are letting the kids raise from chicks. Obviously we are new to this and learning alot the hard way. My thoughts are to buy 4 more mature "guaranteed to be" hens and go ahead and call any roosters dinner in a few months. Any thoughts.....?
     
  7. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say you have three roosters and a pullet (the black one).
     
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Quote:I am gonna second that. Sorry.
     
  9. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I think the only female in these pics is the black one. The other, it looks like you have one side of the parentage right, but they all look like EE crosses to me.
     
  10. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like pic #1 is an EE Roo to me by the face tufts.
    #2 Not sure
    #3 EE Hen
    #4 EE Roo

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