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What breed and gender are my two chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smoon, May 30, 2016.

  1. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have these two cute, sweet black chickens who I bought as babies. They are 11 weeks old now and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what breed they are and also what gender.

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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken number 1 is a hen, and Chicken number 2 is a rooster
    I am not sure on the breed. But they are big chickens at 11 weeks!!
    Could be a jersey giant but not sure


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  3. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Number 1 appears to be a black sex link pullet. Number 2 looks like an Australorp pullet.
     
  5. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you think #2 may be a hen? I sure hope so. It's tail feathers are a little pointier but I still have hope!
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get them? To me they look like mixed breeds. I'm guessing both are pullets.
     
  7. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tail feathers have a little curve at the end but that's not uncommon in juvenile pullets. The feathers on the back are nice and rounded. The comb and wattles, while larger than the other pullet, are pretty small and pale compared to a typical cockerel at that age.
     
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  8. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all this has been very helpful
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I"m also thinking mixed breed. My first thought was bsl and Aussie, but the body shape looks off to me.
     
  10. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got them from a lady who had several breeds of "backyard" hens and just one rooster. Now that I think of it, they must be mixed breeds. The rooster was black. So I guess there is no telling!

    Thank you for your thoughts!
     

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