New Roosters, Not sure of Age/Breed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brookside7, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Brookside7

    Brookside7 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, we just got two roosters and we're not sure on exact age or breed. They're very easy to handle. They haven't started crowing yet and are about half or 3/4 the size of our RIR Hens and Black Australorp Hens. The have black legs. The soles of their feet are pinkish/white like the Australorps, but they don't have the dark eyes. These pictures aren't very good, I'll try to get some better ones later. In person, they appear to be black with the green and purple shine to their feathers. Their earlobes currently look white/really light pink. Any idea what breeds or cross they may be or about how old they appear? Thanks.


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  2. jobeth3

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    are you sure that they are roosters?...they look like hens to me, black austerlops.
     
  3. Brookside7

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    You can't really see it in the pictures, but they have long sickle feathers and tail feathers that look different from our other Australorp hens.
     
  4. Brookside7

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    lol But, no, I'm not positive. They do seem to have longer, pointier, feathers than my hens though. :/
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Look like Black Australorps!
     
  6. Brookside7

    Brookside7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, that's what I'm hoping they are. lol
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can you get better pics? the earlobe on one of them appear to be white unless its the flash. a pic of each like this would help
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  8. Brookside7

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    I'll try to get one tomorrow. It's really dark outside right now. Their earlobes, up close, look white with really really light pink on the edge of one side. I was thinking that it may be where they're so young, but I don't know.
     
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  9. Brookside7

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    Well, I'm thinking they're not Australorps. :/ White earlobes..... Any idea on what breed/mix? And any idea on age? They haven't started crowing.
     
  10. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    oh now i can see saddles def. roos... maybe young minorcas?
     

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