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What gender and breed? Any guesses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pionot12, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. pionot12

    pionot12 New Egg

    Aug 8, 2013
    I have two chickens born may 8. I am pretty sure the one with long black tail feathers is a rooster but the smaller one has started to crow. Do I have two roosters?

  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    If it's crowing at this age 99.9% of the time it's a cockerel.

    They look like splash and lavender (front) Ameraucanas.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2013
  3. pionot12

    pionot12 New Egg

    Aug 8, 2013
    That is what I thought. No eggs for me! I will have to get them girlfriends.
    My daughters class hatched these chicks as a science project. I was told they were Rhode Island reds. From my research I knew that was not true.
    Thanks for your help.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Wow lucky :) RIRs are sooo not what they are. lol

    They must have come from coloured eggs. Blue.
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Pretty roosters. If you need to rehome them you should be able to get them a decent home, as they're not just run-of-the-mill birds.

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