possible breed ID and is this a rooster?

aafairchild

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 24, 2012
99
5
89
Hi All,

This is a mystery male included with my chick order. I have 2 that look like this. Any guesses as to breed?



This beautiful Australorp is supposed to be a pullet. I am starting to think they missed one. Is this a guy or girl? This pic is not great. Bird is not being cooperative. MOre interested in foraging I guess.



Thanks in advance
Alice
 

Hillschicks

Songster
7 Years
Jul 17, 2012
455
36
101
Top one is surely a barred rock... We got 2 of them about a month and a half ago and they looked exactly like that... Very friendly... One has a half black beak, which makes them nameable... Hard to name em if you cant tell them apart lol
 

aafairchild

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 24, 2012
99
5
89
Possible rooster is about 4 months old. Now I am wondering about the breed/gender of some of my other birds. I ordered 2 barred rock pullets. Maybe the larger birds with the black and white feathers are my mystery males. The only ones I am sure of now are the white rocks and the buff rocks. Maybe I should post pics of the other multi colored birds for ID.


thanks
Alice
 

Wishing4Wings

Isn't it Amazing?
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
May 7, 2012
40,795
77,818
1,497
Sonoma County, CA
If both those pictures are of 4 month olds, they are both pullets. Combs and wattles are too small and pale to be cockerels. Agree that the first one looks like a BR and the second looks like BA.

Maybe you got lucky and they sent you a pullet instead of mystery cockerel!
highfive.gif
 

aafairchild

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 24, 2012
99
5
89
Actually the bottom pic is a 4 month old australop. the ?mystery bird? is a 5 week old. They have all gone to bed for the night. I will get some pics of the other mystery birds and post since I am now wondering about 2 other birds from the 5 week old batch. I hope my lorp is a pullet but I know sexing is not perfect. Fortunately I can have roosters here.

Alice
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom