Need help with breed and gender of my flock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PlymouthRocker, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. PlymouthRocker

    PlymouthRocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we bought the chicks at the local feed store in May, the owner thought we had Buff Orps, Plymouth White Rocks and Black Sex Links. These pix were taken when the chix were 19 weeks old.

    1. Out of 24 birds, only one has this coloring and small body. I don't know the breed, but I'm guessing it's a rooster?

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    2. We've got 9 of these chickens. Wondering what breed and gender this one is:

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    3. And we've got 5 of these. Wondering what breed and gender this one is.

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    4. Last but not least, we've got 10 of these. Wondering what breed and gender this one is too.

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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    On the bright side, they are all pullets.

    1. Amber Link

    2. White Wyandotte

    3. If feather-legged, Langshan. If not, Black Australorp.

    4. Buff Orpington
     
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 - Red Sexlink Hen(should get eggs soon going by how red the comb is)
    #2 - White Wyandotte hen
    #3 - Black Australorp or black Jersey Giant hens
    #4 - Buff Orpington hen
     
  4. PlymouthRocker

    PlymouthRocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh you are awesome! THANK YOU!

    I found a cool drawing on here the other day and compared the chix to the drawing and couldn't figure out the sex. How did you know they were all pullets? I want to know this stuff, but I'm a total noob.
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    They lack the curved sickle feathers, lack pointed hackle and saddle feathers, lack any spur development (males and females can have spurs) but have distinct reddening and growth of the wattles and comb.

    They look as though they are either laying or are getting ready to lay very soon! [​IMG]
     
  6. PlymouthRocker

    PlymouthRocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found no eggs yet, but I'll keep an even closer watch! THANK YOU again!
     
  7. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white wyandottes are cool, I like! Oh and to tell the difference between Australorps and giants, both have dark shanks, but the undersides of the feet will be white or yellow respectively. Also the giants usually have more tiny feathers on their faces, looks like stubble. [​IMG]
    Nice birdies!
     

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