Roosters or hens? What breed??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by friends4Marley, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. friends4Marley

    friends4Marley Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2012
    We got 13 chickens from a neighbor, who only could tell us that they are all 'mixed heritage breed'. We think there must be some Ameraucana or Araucana mixed in there...but can anyone tell me if they are roosters or hens, and what breeds you think they might be? They are 16 weeks old..
    Thank you for any help :)






    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    All those birds you have pictured are cockerels. Most look to have easter egger in them. The only one I'm not sure on is a solid black bird, can't see it well in any of the pics but it doesn't scream roo. Everyone else does. Looking back, the white bird in the back in the second to last pic could be a pullet. But all those flashy, colorful guys with darker or red wings are boys.
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    I agree. All the mixed colored ones are cockerels. The two black ones are pullets.
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    x2, and all are Easter Eggers
  5. Cock-a-doodle-roos!!!!!! [​IMG]

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