new to chicken keeping, anybody know some info re: breed, age and sex.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by devinbeeman, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. devinbeeman

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    Hey all. Im new to chicken keeping and so far everything is going well. I love this forum. Does anyone have any info on my birds breed and sex. (i think i have 2 roos). also i was told my birds are around 20 weeks old. Thanks for any info y'all.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think pic 6 and 7 are buff brahma and it looks like 6 is hen and 7 is roo... I am not certain though. My Buff brahmas are barley 1 month old.

    Pic 5 looks like and EE hen. I could be wrong again, but she looks similar to mine.

    The black ones could be australorp or black sex link. They don't look big enough to be jersey giant... And they look like hens.


    I would like to say one more time, I am guessing. I hope it helps and possibly gives you more of a starting point.




    (Edited to change the number 2 to a number 5. Typo... Sorry)
     
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  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    x2 what Lunar said, I think Australorps have black legs and black beaks.

    Pretty flock BTW

    I vote EE female for pict 5

    Plus Welcome! Did you get them as chicks?

    If any are already laying eggs, and the eggs are green or greenish-blue that will point to Easter Eggers too.
     
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  4. devinbeeman

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    thanks. i got all six in early june , the seller had told me they were 4 months old at that time. yeah, they are a pretty bunch. if there are roosters, i dont hear any crowing or see any spurs yet. happy to have them all.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I think pic 6 and 7 are buff brahma

    There not Buff Brahma, look at the leg color and comb type, Brahma would have Yellow Legs and a Pea Comb.

    Chris​
     
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  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    They all look like crosses to me.

    Chris
     
  7. devinbeeman

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    when do they start laying eggs. im assuming that they are large breed crosses, so probably they take longer? they sure are calm and pleasant birds.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It looks like a pretty flock of mixed breed hens. At least one is laying or very close--the one with the larger, red comb. If you let them free range, I'd go on an egg hunt!
     
  9. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:After looking again, I agree. I suggested Buff Brahma because they look similar to mine... Is it possible they are a Buff brahma cross?
     
  10. devinbeeman

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    Hey all, any guesses to age? Thanks for all the help. maybe 20 weeks or so?
     

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