What breed, and are they pullers or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vick01, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. vick01

    vick01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I'm new on here. I've had chickens for the last 2 years, and was given some one to two week old chicks back in July. They are now between 12 & 13 weeks old, and I'm curious what breed they are, and also if anyone can tell me if they're pullets or roosters. Here's some random photos I took today. Sorry. They're no good at standing still. There's 6 of them, including 5 white & 1 reddish. [​IMG]
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  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Those look like red sex links to me. If I'm right, and I'm fairly certain I am--albeit a noob--then only the red one is a hen, and whoever gave you those wanted to get rid of the roosters (because they knew by the color). There is no way you can keep five roosters and one hen together. Sorry if this is bad news. It is good news if you like chicken meat.
     
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  3. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See curve on white tail,rooster
     
  4. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. They look like red sex links. 5 males and 1 female.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are all Red Sex-links. The white ones are cockerels, and the red one is your only pullet.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agreed with all above, you have a bunch of red sex links -- which means unless the person who gifted them to you knew nothing about sex links, they knew they were giving you a bunch of cockerels (beauty of sex links being that they are able to be sexed by sight based on color from hatch).
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    this.
     
  9. vick01

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    They were hatched in a classroom. At the end of the 2 weeks, parents got the chance to take home some chicks. The website had info on the breeds:

    Q. What breed are the chicks?
    A. The breeds used for producing eggs for the HPH programme are Australorp, New Hampshire Sussex, Black and White Leghorn, and Lohmanns.

    I was hoping they are Leghorns, but none of the leghorn pictures I've seen have the colouring on the wings. Some of the white ones are coming through with colouring on their heads and necks as well.
     
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    Also, when do saddle feathers come through? I don't want to cull the pets without knowing for sure.
     

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