New here and need a bit of help :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StuartLee, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. StuartLee

    StuartLee Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2011
    Hi all, I only been keeping chickens since 22nd April, The local pet shop had a load of chicks in and my son wanted one,we got two and they turned out to be Rhode Island Reds, Unfortunatly one chick died and we ended up buying another three from another pet shop. Problem is we havent got a clue what breed or sex they are, Well untill the other day when the one started Cock-a-doodle-dooing lol.
    Here are some pics if any one can help us name the breed or sex plz.

    1st pic should be an Rhode Island red Hen (pic 1)


    This I think is a Cock (pic 2)


    Think this is a cock too (pic 3)


    (pic 4)


    Cheers Stu..
  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    #1 is a red sex-link pullet not a RIR, but still a great bird for eggs.
    #2 is a barred or Cukoo Cochin Rooster.
    #3 is a buff Silkie Rooster.
    #4, I think is a mixed breed pullet.
  3. jarvis

    jarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2011
    X2 ... #4 possibly a ee /cochin ?? or some kinda feather footed mix lol .. ?
  4. StuartLee

    StuartLee Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2011
    Thanks for the help guys, This has helped me alot now I know what ive got..

    Is it unadvisable to keep 2 roosters together?? Im guessing they are gonna start fighting as they get older.

    They were bought together and all the same age.
  5. ContessaKris

    ContessaKris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Grandview (SKC), MO
    What beautiful little chickens! I love that fluffy one (Silkie.)
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    Quote:Hrm, normally I'd say 'heck no', but if your two roos were raised together, and one of them clearly is a submissive, they may get along ok. It's when you mix two dominants, or roosters that don't know each other that you get fighting.

    I would caution you though, against having so many roosters for so many hens. 3 hens would probably not be enough for one rooster. You'd end up with hens missing feathers, and maybe parts of their combs from too many matings.

    Hope that helps a bit!
  7. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    oh, and what you're experiencing is called "chicken math" where you lose one, so you replace it with 3. Now, if you are a true chicken addict, you would go get a dozen hens so that you have the right number of hens for your roosters [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. StuartLee

    StuartLee Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2011
    I'd love to get a load more but I haven't got the room for them, unfortunately the two Roos will have togoto a new home [​IMG]
    Anyone in the west mids area want em?
  9. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    Quote:agree except I am sure #4 is an EE probably mixed with cochin
  10. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    OH AND [​IMG]

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