What breed/s and gender are these two?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kluggie, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Kluggie

    Kluggie In the Brooder

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    Hi all

    Recently we got a couple of chicks from a hatching program run out of my son's kindergarten. We have had them for about 2 months now and they are starting to get a bit bigger. I was hoping for some advice on what breed and if they are hens or roos. The website from the organisation that runs the hatching program says that their breeds are Australorp, New Hampshire Sussex, Black and White Leghorn, and Lohmanns. Assuming they're not australorps because they aren't black, but otherwise I'd love some advice from some more experienced chicken owners/breeders.

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    Many thanks
    Kluggie
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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  2. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Crowing

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    I have no clue what breeds these are, but I don’t have to be an expert to tell you that they are some beautiful birds! As for their genders, I would say a cockerel and a pullet however, I’m not 100% sure. The bird closest the camera look like a male due to the growth of waddles, while the chicken in the back (who looks like a female) has no waddles. If you would be able to take a picture from above them that would help a lot! Saddle feathers start coming in around 8 weeks old. Here is a picture of male and female saddle feathers.
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    Hope his helps!
     
  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    They won't have saddle feathers for about 4 more weeks at the earliest.

    These are both red sex links... Cockerels.
     
  4. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    Agreed. Additionally I'm not really aware of a "New Hampshire Sussex" breed but my guess would be a red sex link was created using light Sussex and new Hampshire red and you got two cockerel of this type
     
  5. Kluggie

    Kluggie In the Brooder

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    Can I ask how you came to that conclusion? Is it because of colouring? I thought the one at the back might be a girl because no waddles and they hatched within hours of each other. Also could they be leghorns?
     
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  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    With at red leakage on them, I’d say they were res sex links, which is a leghorn and red chicken cross.
     
  7. Kluggie

    Kluggie In the Brooder

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    Hi all

    It has been a week since the original post and I thought I'd upload some new pictures to see if everyone is sticking to their guns or if an alternative view might be emerging.

    let me know what you think!
    Kluggie

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