???Please help-we don't know what we are!-8 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Farmer Kitty, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    My oldest DD's friend and her family hatched some eggs this last May.(May 9th-so they are 8 weeks) Now they can't keep them and have given them to us. They didn't know what breeds they are. All I know is that they had 2 or 3 that were green eggs. Can you please help me identify their breeds and genders?
    1. Pullet? This one has green legs.
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    2. Pullet? This one has dark legs. Either dark green or black.
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    3. Roo
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    4. Pullet?
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    5. Pullet ?
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    6. Pullet?
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    7. Roo
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    I know that 3 & 7 are roos as they crow. I believe the rest could be pullets; are they? Are some of them just slower developing roos?

    Also, at this age does the ear color indicate the egg color or does that not apply until they are older?

    I can take more pics if needed. Just let me know what it is you need pics of.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look like mixed easter eggers. The green eggs is a clue to this.

    3, 4 and 7 look roo - ish to me.
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    All except 3 and 7 are easter eggers. 3 and 7 are boys. 4 and 6 may be as well. Need a better look at #5's front face to see if it's a boy, but the comb and wattles seem pretty red already and it has a roo'ish appearance to it.


    Oh, 3 and 7 are dominiques, I think.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    7 has a beard. Dom's do not have beards.

    It could be a cross bred dom and EE or bearded pure bred Aura/Amera-cana's but it is not a pure bred.

    Do they have rumps?
     
  5. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    The first one looks just like the Americana that I bought at orchelins here in hutch. So maybe she a pullet easter egger?
     
  6. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    The first bird is a pullet, the rest are roos, I would bet money on it.

    Anyway, they all are mixed of course, and a lot look like an easter egger mix. Cannot go by egg color as some easter eggers do lay brown eggs. I would bet you would get either green or brown eggs from them, or rather her. LOL.
     
  7. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu Out Of The Brooder

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    I bet that the first two are pullets and the rest are roos. Good luck!
     
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I kind of thought EE crosses of some sort. Was hoping for more pullets than you guys are telling me though. I will try to take a couple more pics for you with them standing on the ground and one of #5. I'm not sure on the rumps. When I first saw them a little while ago at their place some of them didn't seem to have rumps but, now they have more for tail feathers and it's harder for me to tell.
     
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Close up of 5 (kind of blurry may have to retake)
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    A couple general shots:
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  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Tails go down whereas my other girls they go up. Rumpless?
     

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