New chicken owner, Please help ID my flock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tbeaulac, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. tbeaulac

    tbeaulac New Egg

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    This is our first flock, we got them from a local farm at about 2 weeks old. They are now around 15 wks. The lady we got them from took her best guess at choosing pullets, but I know we have at least one cockerel and I suspect we have two.

    Here are a few pics of our backyard flock. Can you help ID both breed and gender?

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    Sorry The quality isn't the best on these pics
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you've got 3 roos and a hen. You've got two Easter Eggers for sure. I'm not sure on the tan birds though. I think your only hen is the black EE.
    Better pix would help.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    YUP I agree with Shellie...EE's and only one hen [​IMG] How are they all getting along? The one on the left may not be an EE but not sure what he is.
     
  4. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, looks like 3 roosters and 1 hen. Not sure what breeds though (probably EE, but the 1 on the left does look different).
     
  5. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, also..... [​IMG]
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    3 EEs 1 red variety... perhaps a sex link or a New Hampshire.
    3 roos and 1 hen.

    At least you'll get a colored egg now and then.
     
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I think you have two of each, though hard to tell. The Black one doesnt appear to be a boy at all, and we could tell better with a side shot of it.
    The one with the crest on its head looks to be a boy, but the other brown one a girl, judging by the third picture. The colorful one is a boy for sure.
     
  8. tbeaulac

    tbeaulac New Egg

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    Thanks to all for your help.

    The bird in front in the second pic is a definite rooster, he has begun crowing, chasing everyone, and generally hassling the other birds. He is a handsome fellow, but will soon have a new home.

    The bird in the pic behind him, I think is a hen. An attractive but a bit skittish bird with feathers growing down to her feet. I think she is a she because she has begun what I believe to be the "squatting" behavior that I have seen described on this forum.

    The bird in the fourth pic I suspect is a rooster. My son named him "Speedy" because he runs so fast when trying to catch him. He's a curious and affectionate bird who hasn't shown rooster like aggression.... yet

    Thanks for you opinions, I know the pics weren't the best to go on. Maybe I'll try to post up some better pics soon.

    Tim
     
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    [​IMG] Those are Easter Eggers... Beautiful ones too. Sorry to say I only see one hen in that group.
     
  10. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought 2 and 2 the feathers on the feet could be mixed with a brahma maybe just my OP
     

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