New to chickens!! What breed(s) was I given last night??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by new2chickens, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Here are a few pics of my new chickens. (2 hens and 2 roosters)




    If you need more pics or info please let me know. I would love to know what they are!!
    Thanks in advance!!

    Is it possible to keep 2 roosters and 2 hens??? The person that gave them to me was, but to me the one rooster looks like he could be a hatchling of the other rooster and one of the females...but I have no idea. I am going to try to get more info on them today at church, but don't know if I will be successful!

  2. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    I don't know why the first and last picture didn't show up?!?! I did them the same way as I did the middle one?!!? They can be viewed at

  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    They are all mix breeds. The older rooster looks like he is from heavy breeds. The young rooster and the two hens look like they are mixed with Asian game fowl like Asils or Malays. I this due to their body shape and those long legs that give them the upright posture.
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I say a game type cross, maybe with an oriental like asil or something.
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    The bigger rooster reminds me of a red/gold sexlink male. The other three - I agree with the oriental game fowl cross. Malays, Saipan, and Aseels (asils) have that upright posture and tight feathering.
  6. Kev

    Kev Crowing

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    I agree with these being a mix. Like you probably do, I also suspect the brown hen and Buffy being parents of the two black and white ones.

    I think the young birds are very beautiful. That's a very nice shot of Buffy flapping his wings.

    Very nice cage, if they are going to be in it most of the time, probably best to have one rooster. That rooster seems pretty young still but he is um.. going to be "more of a rooster" soon so that is going to be rough on two hens having to deal with two roosters.

    I don't know if you are very new to chickens or also have a run around that cage for the chickens, but be careful about letting the chickens loose while the dogs are out. Most dogs ahem, are not that safe around chickens..

    Anyways, thanks for sharing the pictures and have fun with your new chickens!
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2008
  7. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    I had never thought of the red hen and the buff being parents of the spotted ones...I almost thought the spotted hen and the buff were parents of the spotted roo.

    We planned to leave them in for 48 hours (was suggested as a way to teach them where to go at night), but when I went to check on them about 1 1/2 hours ago the young Roo was bloody behind his, oh crap I forgot what its called...comb...I think thats what it is, so I let them out again. Might try to light the doorway just before dark, so they know where to go. I think they have the general idea, as last night we went to pic up a horse trailer and one of the horses or cows knocked the ramp off (its new they think its theirs!!) so when we got back after dark the chickens were roosting in the hay "barn" (I say it that was as it is a stack of hay covered with a tarp surrounded by plywood...until the real barn is finished being built around it and the coop. The hay stack is right behind the coop...serves as a north wind block.

    The dogs are my friend's dogs (friend owns the property, we live here and manage it). Dogs were their learning not to go after chickens. The chickens were loose the whole time they were there and they did nothing. We also have 2 dogs of our own...they may not be as easy to teach about them as one is a Rat Terrier who thinks any bird is a toy to be chased. Although he is getting better about birds. My neighbors ducks got tired of sharing their pond with her cows, so they come enjoy our 2 ponds (well to them one is more like a lake) during the day. Our dogs swim in the pond and pretty much leave the ducks alone...except when we first let them out...then they like to take a run in their direction, just to make them fly off.


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