Two new "hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ccpainthorses, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. ccpainthorses

    ccpainthorses New Egg

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    Ok, we got these "hens" from my mothers friend. They were "suprise" chicks from a hatchery. The gentleman thought they were Fiomas (sp?) but we are sure that's not the case. I say "hens" because the darker ones feathering looks more rooster like. They're about 7mos old, and no one has seen or herd it crow, yet our 4mo old Marans rooster has been crowing awhile now. As well as the Olive Egger roo. No clue what color eggs might be, since the previous owner didn't know if these we're laying yet, and we've only had them 3 days, so no eggs expected due to stress. What I do know: bright yellow legs on the lighter hen. Yellow with a little darker coloring on the darker "hen". No extra toes. Darker one has what looks to be outlining like what you'd see on a wyondotte. Possibly a blue wyondotte? The lighter hen doesn't seem to have outlining, but has darker lines on her back. Both have clean legs. Both are pea combed, and both have "spikey" feathers on the side of the combs. That about sums up what we know for sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated:) and thanks in advance!!

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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look like Wyandotte cockerels.
     
  3. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about breed but those are both cockerels.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are both Blue Wyandotte cockerels.
     
  5. ccpainthorses

    ccpainthorses New Egg

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    Ok guys, only 1 problem. The silver one has let our rooster mount her. Is this a dominance thing then? I totally agree on the darker one being a cockerel. Thanks everyone for the breed help!!
     
  6. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the lighter one is being submissive. You can see the long pointed saddle feathers on his back near his tail and those same long pointed feathers around his neck (hackles). Those are sure signs that it's male.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  9. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both Cockerels...Very pretty!
     

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