New to backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Nami, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Chicken Nami

    Chicken Nami Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I am trying to determine what kind of chickens I have. I purchased them from a neighbor who raises them for meat, I want them as pets and eggs. One is 20 weeks old and is the colorful one, I call her Eagle, although she looks like a rooster? She has no waddler or comb though, I am hoping she is a hen!
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. If you post photos of her at "what breed or gender is this." you will probably get a lot of opinions.
     
  3. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

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    Your colorful one is very pretty, but it is a definite rooster do to the fact of the tail feathers. What breed is it? It might not have a comb yet because of its breed. Certain breeds that turn out to be roosters will not get there combs until they are older in age.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Your "colorful" one is a rooster. Hope that works out for you, he is a good looking guy!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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