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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mamaperreca, May 16, 2010.

  1. Mamaperreca

    Mamaperreca Chirping

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    I bought all these chickens for meat chickens. I was going to get some layers later. However, turns out I have dual purpose chickens and it is taking them much longer to get big enough for meat chickens. [​IMG] Guess that is what I get for trusting the lady at Orschelns when she told me they would be ready in 6 weeks. They had them labeled as "Pan Fry Specials". I guess that really means Miscellaneous. [​IMG]

    Anyway, they are about 10 weeks old. A couple for the red ones have started crowing and I can definitely tell because they have large waddles and combs. I am hoping to find out which ones I should keep for eggs as well.

    Here are the ones i am not sure about breed and sex.

    I think these are Barred Rocks and most likely girls, yes?

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    What the heck is this guy/gal? It has black feet and I am thinking Pullet because the comb is pretty small.
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    How about yellow chicken and dark red chicken?
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    Last, Here is the Roo. He is crowing so we are sure about that part. LOL He is getting a green neck and tail.
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    Let me know if the pictures are too small. [​IMG]
     

  2. lovinlife

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    They are a bit small, but I can take a guess.

    I think the BR are pullets.
    I think the black one is an Australorp.
    The yellow one looks like a Buff Orpington pullet.
    The red ones can be a variety of breeds, so someone with more knowledge will have to chime in.
     
  3. chickaddict

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    The dark reds lood like RIR
    The lighter one looks like my New Hampshire
     
  4. Mamaperreca

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    Oh thanks so much ya'll.

    I think you are right. I think all my reds are RIR, even the males. The breed chart shows them having the green tails. Cool.

    I think we aren't keeping any Roo's this time around. Just a handful of females. The rest are destined for the freezer.

    Australorp on the black, definitely I checked out the baby pictures and she had a white belly just like the chart said.
     
  5. LindsayB

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    I think the Barred Rocks are roos... : ( sorry. Their barring is very light and spread out more and they have big red combs and wattles. My BR pullet is 10 weeks and just started getting a small red comb and wattles and she is much darker. Their saddle and hackle feathers will come in a few weeks later.
     
  6. LindsayB

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    oh... and 'pan fry special' usually refers to males. poor guys lol
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    the australorp is the only one who looks feminine to me.
     

  8. LindsayB

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    Quote:agree
     
  9. jossanne

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    I think the BR's are cockerels. At 10 weeks, pullets would not have that big of combs, and their coloring is quite light, indicating males. The australorp could be a female, but I don't think so.
     
  10. Quote:1 yes BR but not pullets those are roos
    2 yes it is a Australorp I'm betting Male though
    3 Yes it is a Buff but I will bet a roo cause it sure doesn't look like any of my hens
    4 are RIR of some sorts not sure of what exact breed could be Production reds or NHR not sure but I do know it is a roo because I have one that looks just liek these and he is a roo
     

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