What breeds and gender please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kearns, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Kearns

    Kearns Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to the site and wondered if anyone can help with gender and breed of our two 9 week old bantams? They may well be cross breeds.

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    Thanks in advance for any information!!
     
  2. Melissa77

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    My first thought was Cochin for the bottom one, but the head throws me only ever seen that mohawk on my Icelandics.
    Does the top one have ”ear.muffs” or ”fuzzy cheeks” ?
     
  3. Mixes... The first one might have some Welsummer in her or brown leghorn (what's her ear color? Red?). Bottom one looks like a Cochin x polish cross.

    Edit: actually upon second thought the first one could be a black star
     
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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Looks like you have mutt pullets![​IMG]
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree, although the top one may be a Black Sex Link, but not the normal RIR roo X BR hen that is sold by hatcheries.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree they're both mixed breed. The second does look cochin/polish--very cute combo! And they do both look female.
     
  7. Kearns

    Kearns Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. Will have a closer look at Shadow's ears. She seems a big breed, large for 9 weeks. And black legs if that helps.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. Kearns

    Kearns Out Of The Brooder

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    As for Custard, she is definitely cute and we wondered if she was part polish with that Mohican!
     
  9. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bottomnone definitely has some cochin in her, but I have seen some silkie crosses look like that as well as polish. Either way, you have two pretty mutt pullets.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    1st one looks like a Black Sex-LInk or Black Sex-Link mix. The other is probably a Cochin/Polish or Cochin/Silkie mix.
     

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