our craigslist chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gnowetan, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. gnowetan

    gnowetan New Egg

    Feb 22, 2013
    We got these two, two brahmas and an ameraucana on craigslist for $4 each. The guy said that they were two years old, but we're not so sure about that.

    For now, I just want to identify the breed of these two. the guy who sold them to us said rhode island red, but I don't think that's right.

  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    They are Easter Eggers. They are mislabeled as "Americanas" or "Ameruacanas" by hatcheries. They are not RIRs for sure.

    Do you pictures of the others to be sure they are what he sold you?
  3. gnowetan

    gnowetan New Egg

    Feb 22, 2013
    Okay, that's what I figured... thanks!

    Here's the other ones:

    The two light Brahmas:

    And the Ameraucana


    Like I said before, he said they were two years old. Is there any way to really tell how old a chicken is?
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    The top one is a Light Brahma......
  5. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    Ft Collins, CO
    That seems like a good deal on the chickens. The Brahmas look correct and the other three all look like Easter Eggers. The first one of the pair you are asking about has a hybrid comb so it may be that they are RIRxEE so he called them RIR. They could be 2, its hard to tell age. The older hens get, the more beat-up their combs get and their feet seem fatter and more gnarly looking. Their faces just seem more weathered but not quite wizened. At least that seems to be the case in my mixed-age flock.
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I see light brahma and easter egger, all hens.

    They look like they could be about that age. There's no hard and fast way to tell, once they're mature. You can usually tell an older hen by paler legs, and just an overall look of not being as glossy and sleek looking, my older hens (5+ years) started looking more rumpled all the time. These hens look like they should be laying, or starting soon as the days lengthen.
  7. Ralph Moyer

    Ralph Moyer Chillin' With My Peeps

    From the photos, you you got a bargain. I don't know where you are located but those hens would be $8.00 and up at swap meets in my area.

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