What breed/ sex might these be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ellena, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. ellena

    ellena New Egg

    Jul 8, 2011
    Hi All! We are new to chicken raising and we got these chickens from a girl at the office whose Dad has a ranch with many chickens. Unfortunately she got them when her Dad wasn't home and we don't know what kind they are or if they are male or female. Is anyone able to tell? They are approximately 6weeks old...


  2. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2011
    I would say you have a Rhode Island Red,a White Leghorn,and a Polish mix.
    If they haven't started crowing around their age then you should have all pullets [​IMG]
    Best of luck with your new girls!!!!
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.

    I'm not great on naming a lot of breeds, but the one with the "hat" does appear to be a polish cross.
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Quote:They're only six weeks old!!! While some cockerels may start young, it is not the norm for a rooster to be crowing at 6 weeks - none of mine has crowed before they were 16 weeks old. I agree with the guesses on breed, although the red one looks more like a red sexlink to me. The crested looks to me like it is developing some roo-ish tail feathers. If you can get close up photos of the head/comb, and body where we can see the saddle and hackle feathers, we'll be able to give you some better guesses on gender.
  5. ellena

    ellena New Egg

    Jul 8, 2011
    Thank you all so much for taking the time to look and respond. I will try to get some better pictures of up close shots. They are fast little things! I really hope they are all hens as I have become very attached to their little personalities already. I can't keep a rooster as I will have very unhappy neighbors, and I wouldn't blame them [​IMG] So I will get better pics and cross my fingers that they are all girls!
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    your buff polish dont seem to be a cross but looking like a roo
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    Looks like a Polish, production red, and possibly a porcelain Old English Game???? The Polish looks like a buff laced and possibly a roo. Really hard to tell anything for sure on the other two from your pics.

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