New to Chickens and BYC. Could use some help with the breed and sex of these if you can, Thank you

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by robert3855, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. robert3855

    robert3855 New Egg

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    I was given these chickens and they could not tell me anything about them, other than it would save their heads to come with me. so any help would be appreciated.

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  2. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two bright red/ black colored ones with curved tail feathers are roosters. The rest from what I can tell look like hens. I'm not sure about breed. Maybe some sort of game bantam?
     
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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    some type of game
     
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  4. robert3855

    robert3855 New Egg

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    Thank you. Would you recommend free range or a coop for these?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Game birds tend to do well free ranging but it depends on your situation. Even the cleverest bird won't survive and area with an abundance of predators. Use your own judgement on that. Games are scrappy birds who do well finding food, etc. But I think they tend to wander so you'd want to keep them confined long enough they'd return to your coop at night.
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see 2 pairs of brown/red old english game bantams.
     
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    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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  8. robert3855

    robert3855 New Egg

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    Thank you all for your advice and expertise it's been a big help.
     

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