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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thepumphouse, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. thepumphouse

    thepumphouse Hatching

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    Hi there, I'm brand new to BYC and to chickens in general as of this spring.

    I just acquired these two in a trade and I have no idea what they are and if they are male or female. Apparently they are pretty young - they previous owner said only a month but I think they have to be older then that....help?

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    The one has a paler comb and it is flopped over to one side. It's hard to tell in the picture but it is the same size as the other one which appears larger in this pic. It was also hard to capture but they both have a few beautiful greenish/iridescent feathers. And very long tails!
     

  2. uphilljill

    uphilljill Songster

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    They have to be older than 4 weeks to be fully feathered like this, but I don't recognize the breed. The top pic is a rooster.
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Songster

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    Both pics are roosters, with the white ear lobes, I would think brown leghorn maybe
     
  4. texaschickyall

    texaschickyall In the Brooder

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    They look much older. The top one is a mature rooster. They look like some sort of bantam to me.
     
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  5. Basskids08

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    They look to be older and maybe phoenix

    Meant to ask do they have white ears if so then they could be
     
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  6. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Those are older/mature roosters....not chicks of undetermined gender. You were, unfortunately, taken advantage of by someone wanting to pawn off some unwanted roosters, imo.
     
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  7. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    What did you trade for them?
     

  8. Summertime7921

    Summertime7921 In the Brooder

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    Both roosters, way older than a month. Leghorn? Or game mix?
     
  9. thepumphouse

    thepumphouse Hatching

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    Wow so overwhelming response that they are roosters huh? The woman I got them from told me they were both hens....

    I'm very disappointed. Traded her a Pure silkie cockerel and a mille fleur. I wanted only females as I live in town and can't have crowing. I would't have expected such dishonesty in the chicken world...
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    It happens - the chicken world is no different the rest of the world, unfortunately - there are good apples and bad apples. The bad apples will exploit the inexperience and lack of knowledge of those they can.
    I would suggest familiarizing yourself with the most basic differences between males and females (ie the saddle and hackle feathering as well as well developed sickle tail feathers visible on your birds that make their gender easily determined to those who know what they are looking at/for) -- equipping yourself with a little basic knowledge will go a long way in preventing anyone from being able to pull one over on you like this again.
     
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