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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justanother Brooke, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Songster

    Jan 29, 2011
    Goldendale, WA
    Hello! My husband and I bought a coop from a very nice couple that builds them for a hobby during the winter, and they threw in 5 mystery chickens that they had hatched. They think they are 3 or 4 months old. I think we may have 4 girls and a boy, but am really unsure. Thanks for your help!

    This is Bluebell

    This is Dottie

    This is Buttercup

    This is Poppy

    And this is the one we think may be a rooster, so this is either Abe or Abby

    And one of four of them checking out the wood shed

  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Bluebell looks like a roo as well.
    looks like you have all the others right from what i can tell
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    They are beautiful mixes. Some look to have a bit of EE in them - Dottie and Poppy - with the beard/muffs.

    I certainly hope I am wrong, but I think you have a pullet (hen) - Buttercup and the rest are all young cockerels (roos) [​IMG]
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Blue Bell - rooster, mutt
    Dottie - pullet/rooster?, Easter Egger/Ameraucana cross
    Buttercup - pullet, mutt
    Poppy - pullet, Easter Egger/Ameraucana cross
    Abe/Abby - rooster, mutt

    Very interesting colors! I would venture a guess that they're all Heinz57s, and each have a few - or several - breeds in them. They are all very pretty! I especially like Buttercup! [​IMG]
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    All roos except for Buttercup.
  6. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Songster

    Jan 29, 2011
    Goldendale, WA
    I can kind of see Bluebell possibly being a roo, but I am curious what characteristics make the others look like they might be? I am really, really new to this [​IMG]
    Also, do they look like they are in the 3-4 month range? The people we got them from had a ton of other chickens (all white, Leghorns maybe?), and couldn't remember exactly when they hatched. The wife thought they were around 6 months old, and the husband said 3, maybe 4 months. When could we possibly see eggs, if they are girls?
    Thanks so much for the help!
  7. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    The larger redder combs & wattles say boy on the first and the last. I'd guess they are closer to 3-4 months. You could see eggs within a few weeks, but probably another month or so longer than that.

  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    Poppy and buttercup are the only pullets you have there.

    1st is a mutt, definite roo.

    2nd is a EasterEgger mutt, 80% sure it's a roo

    3rd is a mutt or washed out ISA brown, pullet.

    4th is a EasterEgger mutt, pullet for sure.

    5th is a mutt, definite roo.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I love Buttercup hope she stays a pullet.
  10. gotweim

    gotweim Chirping

    Jan 25, 2011
    Romeo, MI
    I love your Buttercup! She looks very similar to my Miss Barb. Mine lays the most beautiful shade of green eggs I have ever seen!

    Miss Barb...


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