What breed is this? And I think it's a hen? Hatched May 22nd

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cowmommy2001, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. cowmommy2001

    cowmommy2001 Out Of The Brooder

    50
    3
    31
    Aug 17, 2013
    Genoa WV
    I just realized she/he has Green eyes. The white one front and center. Came from Leann's Adopt Me Bargain from Meyer. My little easter egger roo has so much personality I might have trouble getting rid of him LOL Look at him back there....

    [​IMG]

    Shes the one standing tall and proud in the middle of this one

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,713
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    It almost looks like he wanted to be a cornish?
     
  3. cowmommy2001

    cowmommy2001 Out Of The Brooder

    50
    3
    31
    Aug 17, 2013
    Genoa WV
    IDK It's really lean and tall a lot like my leghorns are but has the splashes of color on it. I can't find anything on their website that looks anything like it :/
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,713
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Do you know how old he is for sure, he's around 16 weeks?
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,713
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    I was wondering if it was some sort of slow-maturing meat bird like the rangers they sell, but if he is 16 weeks you wouldn't think he'd be built like a leghorn. Wonder if he is a slow maturing Easter Egger even if is clean faced and has yellow legs, he does have a peacomb.
     
  6. cowmommy2001

    cowmommy2001 Out Of The Brooder

    50
    3
    31
    Aug 17, 2013
    Genoa WV
    It's got a straight comb. I can't find ANYTHING On meyer's site that looks like it :/ They were hatched May 22nd it def doesn't look built like a meat bird if that's what it is, but I'm almost certain it's a hen
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,451
    3,545
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    That coloring is always male. It looks like a red sex link cockerel, but with something pea or rose combed mixed with a straight comb. Maybe a red/Wyandotte mix? Something like that.
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    9,119
    302
    306
    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    Yup one of a few roosters you have there. [​IMG] You can see his saddle feathers by his tail.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,451
    3,545
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I was thinking of mentioning that, also. You do realize there are at least 6 roosters in that second shot?
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    6,517
    661
    361
    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    The one you call easter egger is actually a silkie mix- rose comb, crested, some leg feathering.

    With that...... it would be most logical to consider several of those birds as being mixed breeds. If those birds really did come from Meyer, either they are not very responsible about keeping breeds apart or they have a deal where they deliberately mix breeds- such as deliberately introducing different breeds into their EE stock.

    the white is a cockerel- it's correct that whites with patches of color on wings like that are usually boys plus he is already showing clearly roo feathers- super shiny, pointy tipped.. can see some on top of the red patch and his back.

    agree there are several roosters...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by