What Breed and Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ianbob219, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Ianbob219

    Ianbob219 Hatching

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    My daughter is away at college, living in a small town in east Texas. Her roommates found a chicken in the median of the highway and after driving by it for 2 days, stopped and brought it home. That is the extent of the history I know. It doesn't crow or lay eggs, but we don't know how old the bird is or even what breed. If it's a hen, then she gets to live life in the suburbs in my backyard. If it's a rooster we need to find a home because my town won't allow roosters.

    I'm guessing New Hampshire Red, but I have no clue! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. Chicken Bee

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    Can you get a clear photo of the side?
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welcome to BYC! Could you ask your daughter for a picture including its tail? I have a feeling its a Production Red cockerel.
     
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  4. Ianbob219

    Ianbob219 Hatching

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    FYI - the egg in this picture isn't real, but this picture shows the tail. I was visiting this weekend and the chicken has 2 black feathers still, nothing more. No crowing while I was there, no eggs either, but who knows how old this bird is. Thanks!
     

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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    I would say at least a 6 months old and it is definitely a cockerel
     
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  6. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Does look like a production red cockerel.
    What's going on with its eye in first pic. Something with how pic turned out or is it blind in that eye?
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I'm wondering about the eye also - looks like it got injured and may be blind. Looks like a cockerel to me.
     

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