what breed and sex is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Elohist1983, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Elohist1983

    Elohist1983 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told she was easter egger pullet and would be laying in 2 weeks, but 12 weeks later and no eggs and this morning it sounded like she crowed one time. This is the first time it sounded like it crowed.The 2 brighter pictures she was younger.
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    First picture is somewhat hard to discern, but it looks as if you have a cockerel.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Looking at the other pictures that you have added, I am no longer so sure in my guess.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I see a pretty splash pullet coming into lay, myself, but the photos aren't the clearest. Knowing a chicken's age is always helpful. Nobody can tell you when a chicken will start to lay. They can guess (and be wrong most of the time). If she were, say, 14 weeks when you got her and had just started to pink in her comb and she's 26 weeks now, you are probably hearing her making big chicken sounds and eggs are likely soon. EEs can make some weird noises. I have one that mostly growls.
     
  5. Elohist1983

    Elohist1983 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she is around 30 weeks. We named her goose because she sounds like a goose most of the time. I was surprised to hear her crowing this morning.
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    A rooster at 30 weeks would have draping saddles/hackles and a well-developed comb. In other words, he'd be obvious. So, unless it was a cock-a-doodle-doo, I still think female making weird squeaking/honking sounds is more likely.
     
  7. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    The hen in the second and third pictures are probably Easter Eggers.
     
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  8. anniep

    anniep Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens do sometimes crow when there is no male present so I'd say it is an Easter Egger but to be more specific I'd say a blue or splash Ameraucana pullet.
     
  9. anniep

    anniep Out Of The Brooder

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    That other hen looks like a Red Sex-Link hen.
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    That's a rooster. The first picture he's got the curved sickle feathers and in the second picture you can see the long, thick legs and rooster body stance. It is pretty uncommon for females to crow in my experience.

    The one in the last picture is a red sex link pullet.
     

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