Please help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JGravelle, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. JGravelle

    JGravelle New Egg

    Jan 10, 2017
    Can someone please tell me what breed this is we have a rooster and hen very docile and love the children eat right out of their hands
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC!

    I see three roosters in the picture. It's best to get individual profile pictures and post in the What Breed or Gender is this? forum. Great to have you with us!
  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    Hi and welcome

    I agree that there are 3 male birds in the photo. Individual close up photos of them would help identify breed but I think they may be mixed breed form the little I can make out.

    Do be very careful with cockerels and children, particularly allowing them to hand feed. It puts children in a very vulnerable position as well as signalling to the cockerel that he is dominant over the child just by the act itself and the birds' temperament can change overnight. I appreciate that they may seem very placid/docile at the moment but that can change very rapidly, particularly as the birds mature.

    Hope my warning is unnecessary but please be vigilant.


  5. JGravelle

    JGravelle New Egg

    Jan 10, 2017
    Sorry it's the splash colored one in the middle we bought these at the farm store they were sn order that someone didn't pick up
  6. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    Better photo needed. Can't make out comb type, leg colour or see much detail of feather pattern or body shape from that picture.
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hey there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens!!! I am so glad you decided to join our big, happy family! Please make yourself at home and enjoy yourself here! :frow

  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under JGravelle [​IMG] Welcome!

    I agree that the picture has three roosters in it .. very handsome little guys! As far as breed, not my area of expertise but as suggested, posting on the Breed or Gender Forum may get your answer.

    Best wishes to you and your flock.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    All I can see are three roosters and one small dog, when I enlarged your photo. plus a nifty sandbox
  10. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2015
    Rainbow Nation
    Hi Welcome to BYC - I have never known 3 Roosters live together happily but suppose if they have no hens to fight over it might be ok, but I am no expert. I do agree with rebscora about the little ones around Roosters they can get very nasty. As for what breed, no idea, I had to ask what mine were when I first started. Enjoy your chooks.

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