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Starting out...roosters or hens? Breed? So confused!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TAlvitre21, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. TAlvitre21

    TAlvitre21 New Egg

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    These guys found me a few weeks ago and I've been keeping get them fed and safe from coyotes ever since. I don't know much about chickens but I'm learning. They all crow and none have laid eggs in 2 weeks. They are not aggressive. Can anyone tell if they're hens or roosters? And what breed they are? I'm thinking Dominique but one of their combs confuse me.[​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! You have 2 roosters maybe 3. I can't see the one behind feeder on the last paste. Also can't see combs clear from my pics. I am thinking it could be a single comb that had been frost bit. I've had a couple roosters do that. The comb breaks off and forms what looks like a single pea comb.

    They are beautiful and may be Dominique, Plymoth Barred Rock, or mixes. I would say someone is missing them. Have you posted up "Found" signs? Could also be that someone dropped them off because they are roosters.:confused:
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    All roosters. All are Dominiques (except one has a poor comb).
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Dominique roosters.

    I don't think anyone is missing them. I think someone dumped them instead of manning up and taking care of business.
     
  5. TAlvitre21

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    Thank you for the help! That's what I think too unfortunately. In everyone's opinion, what should I do with these guys? I want some hens, not roosters:( These boys are actually really nice and pretty. I just wouldn't know what to do with them.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    all cockerels, that is why they are all crowing. You could advertise them as "Dominique " roosters and put up a photo - I think someone would buy them if you don't ask too much. They are so different from the very common breeds people are trying to re-home.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree with Diva, you can advertise them for a nominal fee or for free. Understand they may well go to someone's table. If you like, pick one to keep and find some hens to keep him company. they don't have to be the same breed, any dual purpose/laying hens will be fine.
     

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