New to forum and Need ID on two of my flock.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lobsteroverlord, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. lobsteroverlord

    lobsteroverlord New Egg

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    Hi all,

    Here are two of my flock, and I am trying to identify them. The first is a complete unknown to me, breed/sex. We were told when we got the batch that they were silkies, but I'm thinking not. And "she" started crowing like a rooster this week (approx. 6 mo old)

    The second is our largest hen and she's very cool to have around, but I can't identify which of three breeds she might be based on the books/pics I've seen.

    Thanks,

    John M>

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! The first one looks like a Easter egger rooster and the second one is a Barred Rock hen.
     
  3. lobsteroverlord

    lobsteroverlord New Egg

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    So some roosters have smaller combs than other hens I take it?

    If so, that's crazy confusing.

    John M>
     
  4. jcabral

    jcabral Out Of The Brooder

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    Easter egger roosters often don't have large combs. They typically have pea combs, and often have small pea combs as full grown adult roosters. The saddle feathers give away his sex in that photo.
     
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  6. lobsteroverlord

    lobsteroverlord New Egg

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    Thanks all. Looks like I need segregation to begin now.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The unidentified bird is a cockerel.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed rooster and Barred Rock hen.
     

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