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Please help me figure out these two strange chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by luvmychicknkids, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Well, before I start, I am going to say, as soon as you look at the pics you are going to say, OBVIOUSLY 2 roos. However, I am not sure and I really need help figuring these guys out. I still have no clue what breed they are, which would help a LOT. They are about 8 or 9 weeks old. Got the from TSC in the assorted pullets.

    First is Suzy. I really don't doubt her maleness. She is also becoming very agressive with my little Barred Rock cockerel of the same age and has even rushed at me in a defensive manner a few times. NOT GOOD!!!

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    Next is Galaxy. Notice how her comb is slightly smaller, a little less reddish, and her wattles are tiny compared to Suzy's.

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    Now is a pic of them together. Sorry it is a really fuzzy pic. This is to show the difference in them, coloring, body size, etc. They have always been EXTREMELY different. It wasn't just becasuse Suzy matured faster, they honestly are just maturing differently.

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    So anyway, I think Galaxy may be a girl. Any help at all on breed or gender would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!!!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Don't know the breed, but I've never known a female of any type get a comb like those two boys by 8-9 weeks old. Just one is slower maturing. [​IMG]
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I know......they are just so VERY different. I mean everything. It is hard to tell in the pics, but even their eyes are a different color. I keep trying to remember how large my White Leghorn Hen's combs were at this age. The computer with those pics crashed and I just can't remember. I do remember thinking there was no way they were female. Anyway, nothing I am looking at gives me a clue as to breed. As soon as I think I am close I realize just how far off I am. *sigh*
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Here are leghorns that are 10.5 weeks old. The boys are red, the girl is pink!

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    Just like people, individuals will have different physical traits even if they are the same gender.
     
  5. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they possibly be Lakenvelders? That was my first thought when I saw yours, though I've only seen Lakenvelders in pictures. They are gorgeous though!
     
  6. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute chickens.......my guess is boys! And they look like lakenvelders to me.....(lol i know i spelled that crazy)
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    OH MY!!!! I do believe I finally know what they are!!! Thank you guys!!! The description fits perfectly. The only thing, I couldn't find was any instance of them being as 'speckled' as Galaxy. However, I am sure that could just be an issue of her (him) being a low quality bird. They really are beautiful but I can't keep either if they are both roos. I already have my little flock rooster....the Barred Rock Suzy is mean to. He is a wonderful little guy and I am definitely keeping him. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will say Lakenvelders as well. Silver to be exact, and to me they both look like boys. Coloring, feathering, and comb size. VERY pretty birds once mature!


    ~Casey
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Thanks. I am really glad to finally know what they are. When I got them, they had the two of them stuck in with the assorted (mostly RIR) pullets. I just had to grab them. It is a shame. [​IMG] They are so pretty I would love to keep one. However, I just don't have enough chickens for more than one rooster.
     
  10. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are a seemingly increasing hard to find breed. Maybe find a pullet for one of the boys and sale the other?


    ~Casey
     

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