some gender/breed questions...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by katrinabadina, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. katrinabadina

    katrinabadina Hatching

    Apr 1, 2011
    All these guys/gals are just over 6 months old. We got our first egg today and I think it was from this one, the orange one. I guess it was from this one, Boise, because of a feather that was stuck to the egg. She (?), we is a farmyard blend, possibly a wynadotte mix? Can you see the feathers on her legs?
    The black one, Kuro, in the above picture is the same as chick as the one below, also a farmyard blend. She's so fat I think she's gotta be a hen right? Note the greenish sheen? What breed might that indicate?
    Next up (below) we have Rainbow, I was told she was a blue laced red Wynadotte...she is a she right? Below. Sorry, she's the most skittish so I don't have a good shot of her at this 6 month age
    below is her again at about 4 months

    And my last chick, is the one I am worried about. I think (s)he is a Rhode Island Red and I'm really hoping Pirate Red is a female. Here is the 6 month shots:
    sorry no great shot of her tail.
    Please help me with gender and breeds. I love you guys.

  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    both in the 1st pic are pullets. 2nd pic both pullets, that green sheen is on almost every black breed. 3rd is black laced gold not blrw, its hard to tell without a side shot but my guess would be pullet right now with the pics you have. 4th looks like a pullet but i cant see the saddle area. if any were cockerels i would suspect bigger combs and wattles on them

    oh yea the black ones might have eaither jg or ba in them
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
  3. katrinabadina

    katrinabadina Hatching

    Apr 1, 2011
    thanks, that's what we are hoping as we can't have any roos in our area.
    Fingers crossed others agree.
    In this picture you can see the legs of both the RIR and the wynadotte, if it helps, though it is them at 4 months
  4. zeely

    zeely In the Brooder

    Oct 3, 2011
    the orange one may be a brahma or easter egger mix, guessing from her pea comb. the feathered legs make me lean towards brahma though.

    i don't see any cockerels.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012

  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    your black lgw is a doubled laced black gold pullet (the 4 mth pic show it well) But all are hens and very pretty
  6. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
    i say orange one is mainly buff brahma.... poibly some EE
  7. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    The first hen is a mutt, a buff Brahma mix. With what, I'm not sure. I seriously doubt EE as she has no muffs.

    Second bird is either a Australorp or Jersey Giant. Check the bottoms of her feet. If they're white/pink, she's an Australorp. Yellow, Giant.

    She's not a BLR, but she is a Gold laced Wyandotte. When you breed BLR's, you'll get blue, black, and splash laced unless you're breeding a splash roo to black hens or the other way around.

    Last bird is a hatchery quality RIR.

    I'd say all birds are female.

  8. katrinabadina

    katrinabadina Hatching

    Apr 1, 2011
    thank you everybody!
  9. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    I think your RIR is your layer, not your brahma mix, by the way. The RIR is the only one with really red comb and wattles indicating that the others are not of laying age yet. Your "BLR" has pretty double lacing, so I would think she is not a BLR, but they DO come in three color phases. Blue, BLACK, and splash. It is possible (but unlikely) she is a poor quality BLRW (mine are all hatchery, and the three youngest are all very orange rather than red, though your girl looks even more orange than mine, BUT my black phase looks very much the color of yours).

  10. katrinabadina

    katrinabadina Hatching

    Apr 1, 2011
    I think you're right. The eggs have migrated from being laid willy-nilly to in the nestbox and I've only ever seen the RIR in there.
    Problem solved! the RIR is a hen and she's our layer.

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