New additions (Sebright, Cemani cross, Polish etc)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BASMP, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. BASMP

    BASMP Chirping

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    Hello everyone, Recently I made some new additions to my flock. Any help identifying the breed and sex will be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    1. Bantam pullet, around 4 months old. She is a great forager and a very active bird. She has a very Sebright-ish look to her. What breed is she?

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    2. A Polish chicken. I think its a pullet. What do you think?

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    3. Around 2 years old hen. I purchased it of a farm that had Cemani stock but shes not a pure bred Cemani. Altough she is black feathered, has black legs, beak and wattles, her comb has a little red in it and her skin isnt dark as Cemani's skin is. What do you think? She is a great layer, btw. She layed 2 eggs during the 4 hours trip from the farm to home, even though she is in moulting mode as you can see :)

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    4. 4 months old pullet.Quite large sized. Her coloration on neck reminds of Wyandotte's color pattern. What breed do you think she is?
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    5. Around 8 months old Sebright hen. The one thing thats got me wondering are the tail feathers that arent the Sebright coloration as the rest of the body. Could she be a mix? Nevertheless, a great hen, very calm, friendly and docile. I'd also like to know if her size is usual for Sebright hens or its more on the heavier scale?
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    6. Polish 4 months old. Is it a hen or a cockerel?
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    1. Sebright mix
    2. Golden laced polish
    3. Cemani mix
    4. Easter Egger, likely
    5. Golden Sebright pullet. Hens are only hens if they over a year old.
    6. Buff laced Polish pullet.

    I don't ever advise getting older birds from some other property. All of these birds except the 8 month old Sebright look visibly ill. Did you inspect them before you purchased them?
     
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  3. Lisa G.

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    agree w Cyprus.
     
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  4. BASMP

    BASMP Chirping

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    I see..the only "old" chicken is the 3rd one and and I was aware doing this. What visible signs do you see to make this assumption? I have them for 2 weeks now and they look and act healthy. Some of them I have them for more than weeks, btw. I inspect them with the help that has more knowledge, yes.

    *5 Hens are hens when they lay an egg..so since this one is laying that's what I call her :)
     
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  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    No, hens are females over a year old. Laying eggs does not change that. You can google it if you please.

    What country are you in?

    The missing tail feathers, back damage, shriveled combs with black on them and ruffled feathers are all indicators of diseased birds.
     
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  6. BASMP

    BASMP Chirping

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    Ok. I see. But what I was meaning is since she is sexually mature, can lay an egg and reproduce she is a hen. But techhnically yes, she's officially a hen after 1 year old.

    Greece.

    I don't think you are on point on that last one and certainly I hope you arent. By back damage you mean the 3rd one but as I mentioned she's moulting, black on comb due to Cemani heritage. Black on the combs (and as far as I can tell they are not shriveled) on 1 and 4 are genetics, they have them since i purchased them and havent changed at all. Tail feathers on 2 and 6 gone missing during the transport, unfortunately. Feathers look ruffled on 3rd and 6th ones just on these particular photos. They look and act very healthy, fortunately! :)
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I ended up gathering you are in Greece. Your breeds may be different over there.

    I hope they are actually healthy. You should be quarantining them for at least 2 more weeks before putting them with any birds that you already have.
     
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  8. BASMP

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    Thank you and thanks for the advices. They are very welcome. You mean different that american breeds or other european breeds? Do you have knowledge in greek poultry?
     
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  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Different than American breeds. I have little to no knowledge of what non commercial breeds are available in Greece.
     
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  10. cstephens1987

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    I'm highly skeptical and would be concerned about the chicken laying two eggs within 4 hours. That's not even close to normal
     
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