Please help me ID these two

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rugerham, May 18, 2011.

  1. rugerham

    rugerham Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to a Farmer's market last Saturday with my daughters and we picked out these two pullets on looks alone. Even though I grew up in the rural south we never had chickens. I really really hope they are female. [​IMG] (I asked the seller specifically for pullets)

    Would someone mind taking a look at these and letting me know if you think they are females and what breed they are.

    I guess finally, if they are female and about a year of age, how long should it take before they are laying in their new coop?

    Thanks.

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  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's really hard to see with the pictures being so small. Can you post a bigger picture?
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    If you click on the pictures you can see them bigger. I would guess that you have two EE girls.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like two hens to me... two girls. The orange one looks EE, not sure about the other one.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, two EE pullets. I have two myself. They usually lay a green or blue egg!
     
  6. Abirdbrain

    Abirdbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

    From one new egg to another: Obviously a Red, not obvious which one, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Production RED.... one would be my guess. As for Males, by a year, they should have developed a fighting spur, that would be above the backward toe. It would be a bony bump or quite large. Some hens will develop a small spur, but only a small bump for most as they age. Most none at all.

    It is possible to have picked up Dry hens, that dont lay.[​IMG] At one year they should be productive. Inspection of the Cleoca should reveal a large vent that appears a bit raw-colorful. If small and shriveled, unused....[​IMG].... give it about ten days of good food and water. After that, trade,sell, or cull. your choice.

    Any other help here? I know from past experience this may sound meaningless without something to compare to.
     
  7. rugerham

    rugerham Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to everyone who responded. I had to search what "EE" meant and learned that that stands for Easter Egg. The site I found defined it as a mutt chicken. [​IMG] I hope she will still lay a decent amount of eggs. Next time I will be more specific when I go hunting for new pullets.
     
  8. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs are great layers!! Mine laid almost every day- until the fox got 3 out of 4. But the one left lays every sngle day. I LOVE EEs!!
     

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