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Please help identify breed of new flock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alachapelle1988, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. alachapelle1988

    alachapelle1988 New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I am new to BYC and new to chickens. I recently picked up four chickens to start my flock and chose the four following chickens what I thought to be all hens, although the black one has some pretty long spurs below the knee so not sure if the hen may actually be a roo. I am most curious to know the breed of the black one and the other crested hens. As for the other two I believe to be Rhode Island Reds or Red Sex-Link Hens. Any input and help is very much appreciated. Thanks again

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    The black one looks like a Silkie mix and the one on the bottom looks like a Silkie mix as well. Look like Red sex-links and Production reds. Better pictures would help.
     
  3. alachapelle1988

    alachapelle1988 New Egg

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    Thanks! I will upload better pics shortly.
     
  4. alachapelle1988

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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Two red sexlinks and two Silkie mixes. All female.
     
  6. alachapelle1988

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    Ok thanks....I wasent sure about the black one because of the spurs below the knee but you seem confident they are all female so ill go with that. Time will tell for sure.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Spurs are not a reliable indicator of gender. Some hens grow spurs just as long as any rooster. Some roosters never grow spurs at all.
     
  8. wendyjw

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    I need to post pics to find out what the sex is of my chickens but dont see an icon to do that...help
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    2 silkie mixes 2 red sex links all girls
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    The little square with the mountains the sun/moon (whatever you want to call it :p) on your tool bar above where you right your post, click on that and it should give you the option to upload a picture.
     

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