What breed and gender are my chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HJMisquez, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. HJMisquez

    HJMisquez Just Hatched

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    I have a few breeds. I'm pretty sure I have 2 silkies and 4 australorps but I have no idea what my white chickens are. Also, some guesses on sex would help me out. I am afraid I may have 4 roos and I only want one. I don't have enough hens or room for hens for two. By law i can only have two but no more than 12 total chickens. So, one rooster it is. Even thoughI like both. I'm getting bummed because i just cant tell if theyre roos or just growing faster than others. Please help me.
     
  2. HJMisquez

    HJMisquez Just Hatched

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    I can't figure out how to add pictures...
     
  3. HJMisquez

    HJMisquez Just Hatched

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    Fuzzee
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    Top is Theodore
    Bottom is Felicia
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    Left is Fuzzee
    Right is Theodore
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    Felicia
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    Brown is Fuzzee
    Top white is Henrietta
    Bottom white is Florette
    Standing roo? is El Jefe
    Sitting roo? is Theodore
    Hiding behind El Jefe is Fifi (said like Feefee)
    Felicia is to the right of Fifi
    Beta is by their old perching stick
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    Theodore behind
    Henrietta? is in front (this may be a Henry)
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    Florette
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    Henrietta
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    Henrietta
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    Henrietta
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  4. TheKindaFarmGal

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  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    And by the way - if you can have twelve chickens, two roosters and ten hens would be fine. If they start fighting you might want to rehome one eventually, but I think two would work though it isn't the ideal number of hens.

    And welcome to BYC!
     
  6. HJMisquez

    HJMisquez Just Hatched

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    I am going to try to hang on to two for as long as they don't fight but I worry a little that the hen will lose their back feathers having to roosters.
     
  7. HJMisquez

    HJMisquez Just Hatched

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    I know their living conditions aren't ideal at the moment. My husband and I just built our house and I am saving to get them a coop and run in two weeks. So, I built the enclosure they're in now as a temporary shelter.
     
  8. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    i see come roosters in our flock not sure about the Silkies though if the combs are red its a rooster if a pale peach color it is a hen there comb don't turn red until they start to lay eggs
     
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  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    the white ones can be a number of things it could even just a barnyard mutt
     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't mean the living conditions aren't ideal, I meant ten hens for two roosters isn't the ideal number but would work. Sorry if that didn't come through clear! The enclosure you have them in now looks fine to me as a temporary setup. [​IMG]
     
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