Thought she was a girl but now not sure (older chicken w/ pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by reveriereptile, May 11, 2008.

  1. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just put our white chickens/roaster back in with the others after we had them seperate for a while. All three of the roasters starting fighting but not enough to do anything and started showing off to the hens since they haven't been around the other hens for a while. After a while I noticed that one of our bantam blue cochins (guessing that is what they are, Amish gave them to us) that we thought was a hen started attacking one of the roasters and starting crowing.

    Here is a picture of the one I know is a roaster between the two.
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    Here is the one I thought was a hen but now not sure. He/she is crowing in the picture.

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    Here's another picture of her/him.

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    Are they even the same breed or even a bantam blue cochin?
     
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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Looks part silkie maybe??
     
  3. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definetly part silkie, blue skin. Crowing probably means roo though.
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I have no clue..... very pretty though. I just HAD to ask this. I noticed you always call your roosters "roasters". Is this what you call them because they are food? Just REALLY curious about that.
     
  5. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, not even realizing that I'm spelling rooster wrong. I get spacing off and typing at the same thim that I don't realize that I spelled it wrong. Thanks for pointing that out. Don't know how long I've been doing that. Next time I'll have to check to make sure I spell it right. We've only ate a few of our birds (2 roosters and 1 muscovy duck). My boyfriend's dad had an Amish working for him and gave him our roosters and male ducks from our first group since he wasn't doing good as most of the other Amish were. If the chicken is a male then I will probably still keep it since I find them both pretty. I don't know how old they are but the one that is definitely male has spurs that are about 1 1/2-2 inches long. I have noticed the tail feathers on the other one seem to look like a short rooster's tail. Is the red faced rooster a cochin or part silkie also? I'll definitely look up silkies and see if I find anything close to it.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    The fuzzy one's definitely a roo too.

    The big blue guy is a Cochin, but looks like he might be mixed with something else. He's got nice colour though...

    Very nice looking birds rev.
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    ROFL......I feel bad now. I really thought it was because the poor guys were future food. I have certain words I do that with too. [​IMG]
     
  8. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't feel bad. We are just to lazy to cook them. The ones we did butcher we did when there was some young relatives over spending the night (10-13yr olds) and they wanted to see the process since they live in the city. After the birds stopped flopping around and it came time to pluck the two boys ran off and the girl stayed and helped some and lasted till the gutting. It was my first time of seeing that also since I grew up in a small town. I raised the birds and got stuck having to help since the kids ran off. I planned myself ahead of time knowing not to get attached to certain ones. So anyway here are a couple more pictures I found of the unsexed one. Luckily I looked for the pictures cause I found a bunch of other bird pictures I took and forgot I had.

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  9. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That black one is definitly a Silkie rooster, a very poor quality one but as long as you don't plan to show it shouldn't matter much.

    The other seems to have a lot of Cochin influence but seems a bit leggy, definitly a roo as well.
     
  10. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking that the Amish that gave them to us probably thought the same as we did and thought it was a male and female and wouldn't lay eggs or were to small to eat. They had gotten them from another Amish along with 20 other chickens.
     

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