Newbies to the flock...what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by confusedturtle, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. confusedturtle

    confusedturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the two I picked up today. The lady said they were Buff Orpington mixes, but isn't 100% sure if they are hen/roo and what they may be mixed with. I have a feeling I have gotten one of each with these two but she said if I got a roo she'd buy it back from me. What do you think? Any help is greatly appreciated
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    And here is my lil flock
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  2. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like pullets, the only one that looks like a cockerel is the white one in the second pic. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look similar to our Buffs. Can you get some close up pics of combs and perhaps a side view or two? That might help everyone out.

    Also, did you just add them to your others? Did you quarantine them first? My understanding is that new chickens need to be kept separate from an established flock for a bit. Can someone help me out with this?

    They look great! [​IMG]
     
  4. confusedturtle

    confusedturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, I didn't know I needed to keep them separate for a bit. I had to leave them to go get my kids from school, I did just put them all together. Glad they are hens but worried until I egt home. I will post better pics as soon as I get home. Hope they are ok
     
  5. confusedturtle

    confusedturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I tried to get better pics for you, sorry if they are still not great I will keep trying if needed
    Here is a new girl (I hope)
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    and the 2 new ones together
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    and my probable red sex link cockrel
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    I hope the pics are good enough to help identify them. Thank you fo rhte help with this I really appreciate it [​IMG]
     
  6. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a sexing expert, but they do look like pullets to me. Hopefully others will think so too! [​IMG]

    Here is a link to information about adding new hens to an established flock. I've never done it, so I'm only passing along info from those who know more.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=12751

    Have fun with your chickens!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. confusedturtle

    confusedturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] for pullets [​IMG]
     
  8. chichick

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    idk about the 1st one with the black around the neck. it's comb looks a little red for a pullet.
     
  9. confusedturtle

    confusedturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] another roo? I am not having great luck at this. The breeder said she would buy back any roo's or maybe she can just trade me another one. Not even 100% sure they are both buff orps, she thought they were buff mixed with wyandotte but I am new to this and just dont know. Thank you
     
  10. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really very new to chickens so take this with a grain of salt here but I believe they are mixed with possibly EE because their combs are not the BO comb but similar to my EE's combs or my cochins have that comb too, but I think the Buff orpington has a comb like the white one. Again, Im new and could be completely wrong.

    Neither are showing really strong signs to me of being a cockeral but if one is, I would bet that it is the one with more coloring on its neck. I say that because in one picture his legs looked a bit thicker and his comb is more red, as well as a few differences in the tails.

    But allow me to give my disclaimer one more time; I am NEW lol
     

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