What breed, gender and age?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenNewbie32, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. ChickenNewbie32

    ChickenNewbie32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 4 new chickens, and i was wondering what breed, gender and age they are, so i thought i would ask the BYC forums. Here are some pictures of them; [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all appear to be girls. Not sure on age. The darker red one is a hatchery grade Rhode Island Red, aka Production Red. The lighter red one is a Red Sexlink, aka Red Star, Golden Comet, Cinnamon Queen, etc. The two white and black ones are a Splash something, not sure what. For others wanting to guess: I see red earlobes, blue slate legs, single comb, and clean non-feathered legs. So that rules out Splash Andalusion and Splash Cochin.
     
  3. ChickenNewbie32

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    Thanks for identifying the 2 breeds, and also thanks for the extra information. Hopefully someone can add to this using the information above.
     
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  4. ChickenNewbie32

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    Now all i need to know is the breed of the two white chickens, and their age. Any help is much appreciated.
     
  5. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    HMMM?!? age is hard to tell i'd say around 4 months if the comb is starting to get red either that or there still young cockerels
     
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  6. ChickenNewbie32

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    So they will be laying soon?
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    not really when did you get them
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think your white hens are Austra Whites.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good guess, I didn't think of that possibility! Yes, they are most likely Austra Whites, which are a hybrid between Black Australorps and White Leghorns, sold by Cackle Hatchery.

    If I had to guess an age, I'd guess that they are probably 3-4 month old pullets. Should start laying within the next month, maybe two.
     

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