Please Help Identify Breed and Gender!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by IrishWench, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. IrishWench

    IrishWench Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 6 hens about a month ago from someone who was moving. What I initially determined was 4 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Austrlorpe & what I thought was a Gold Laced Wyandotte. Yesterday I determined my Buff with yellow legs and more yellow in her face is in fact (or so I think) a Buff Plymouth Rock.

    Now I think the Wyandotte is not and I'm also worried it may be a rooster. I have been trying to compare pics and I think she (I hope) is an Easter Egger. Glory's legs are green and she has small ear tufts. I am including pics. While curious as to her correct breed, my biggest worry is that Glory might be a rooster. I'm not allowed roosters in city limits. Otherwise it would be no concern.

    Please help. Thanks so much.


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  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He [​IMG] looks like an Easter Egger.
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Egger [​IMG]

    ETA... Oops... and a HE
     
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  4. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
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    He is a boy, and an Easter Egger. And if that is the Australorp behind him in one of those pictures, it looks like a young rooster as well. I can see pointy hackle feathers...
     
  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. Want to take some more pics?
     
  6. IrishWench

    IrishWench Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the responses :)

    They are all approx. 5 -6 months. The young man who had to give them up is very sweet, but somewhat flakey and forgetful. Can't remember when he got them, just remembers snow. This is Colorado, it can snow in May! ;-) No eggs yet and I have just in the past few days noticed some of them making dents in the bedding and kind of acting broody (I think) There has been no crowing. Can anyone tell if this is a hen or rooster for sure?

    I just went out and saw E.E. and Goldie, the one I determined to be a Buff Plymouth Rock, getting into a bit of a spat. They both flared their neck feather and fussed at each other, then walked away. They all get along well, but their temporary set-up is getting a bit tight.

    I am including a picture of the Plymouth Rock so that the comb / crest (not sure of the difference) is visible. I hope this is accurately a hen also.

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    There is also another picture of my largest Orpington - Queenie. Maybe it will help determine age. I don't believe that they are fully feathered yet.

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    Thanks Again!!
     
  7. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know tons about orps, I only have two hens. However, that first pic doesn't look like a single comb, which is what they have. I think that's a rose comb.
     
  8. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the one is a buff Wyandotte based upon its comb, not a buff Rock. [​IMG]
     
  9. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
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    Yep Buff Wyandotte and that one looks like a roo as well.
     
  10. IrishWench

    IrishWench Out Of The Brooder

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    "He is a boy, and an Easter Egger. And if that is the Australorp behind him in one of those pictures, it looks like a young rooster as well. I can see pointy hackle feathers..."



    OMG!!!! How could they have sold that young man all these roosters!? They are all supposed to be hens! If I have to rehome 2-3 of our new family, it will be very upsetting for all of us.

    Here is pics of Henny Penny, the Australorp. The most shy and quiet of the bunch, but warming up nicely.

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