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New Hampshire 3 weeks - hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BellaSaff, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. BellaSaff

    BellaSaff Out Of The Brooder

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    Only one of 24 eggs took and this is s/he. Thoughts on gender?
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    3 weeks is a bit young to be able to be definitive, but so far no signs of it being a cockerel :)
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks more like an Orpington with that pale golden color and pinkish/white legs. Way too young to be sure, but looks like a pullet for now.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's post.
     
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    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  6. BellaSaff

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    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The cock in link is nice. I'd be hoping for a cockerel myself. There is only three New Hampshire hens in that photo the others are unique as they are mixed breed.
     
  8. BellaSaff

    BellaSaff Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought the palomino was a new colour in new Hampshire. What (other than colour) are the distinguishing features that make it not a new Hampshire?
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Skin color is the biggest give-away. New Hampshires have yellow legs/skin. Most of those hens have white legs/skin. There is at least one frizzle hen in that group as well.
     
  10. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    If it wasn't for the frizzle I'd have guessed they were crossed with a Light Sussex.
     

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