Newbie chicken lover wondering what this is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Meesh22, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Meesh22

    Meesh22 New Egg

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    Recently bought a lot at auction and LOVED this one's colouring. Any ideas of what breed? Or is it likely a barnyard mix? [​IMG]
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a mix.
     
  3. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a mix, possibly with some Blue Andalusian. Is it a rooster?
     
  4. Meesh22

    Meesh22 New Egg

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    God I hope "she" isn't a roo! I have named her Lovey and I don't see any saddle feathers yet or other telltale signs....please????
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is he/she? Did they say?
     
  6. Meesh22

    Meesh22 New Egg

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    15ish weeks
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry, that's a cockerel. I can see male saddle feathers just coming in on the back, combined with a comb that looks like it's been red for a good, long while now and the patchy coloring, I have no doubt.
    Plus, at 15 weeks, a pullet would just be starting to pink up in the comb, and wouldn't be that bright red until closer to 18 weeks.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  9. Gray Farms

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    Yep cockerel. With that heavy short build, heavy legs, and short, stout head...he's likely has Cornish blood in him. Cool pattern!
     

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