What gender and breed is this and when should I kill it to eat

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenfarmer69, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. chickenfarmer69

    chickenfarmer69 Just Hatched

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    Can anyone tell me what the gender and breed of my chicken is and when should I kill it I bought this chicken when it was a week old during the beggining of December of 2016
     
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  2. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can we see a picture please?
     
  3. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We need a picture. As for the prime eating time, I have no idea. I have never eaten any of my poultry myself. I do trade them with the local Chinese Restaurant in exchange for food, but they take them no matter the age.
     
  4. chickenfarmer69

    chickenfarmer69 Just Hatched

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    I have uploaded the pictures I forgot to upload them sorry
     
  5. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any pics of the bird standing profile? Looks like a hen, but how old is it? In the pics, it looks very small? Is this true? If so, I would say it's a Spangled Old Englsh Game Bantam.

    ETA: If it was born in November/December, I'd say hen.
     
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  6. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you normally slaughter your chickens for meat, then maybe think about ordering some meat chickens on ideal poultry (only if you like [​IMG]). Some other breeds like fancy birds or bantams aren't really the best for meat. But honestly, when to slauter them, I don't know. I've never killed any of my birds so I can't help you with that.
    -just my personal opinion-


    And also, it looks like some type of game bird maybe? Maybe a hen?
     
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  7. chickenfarmer69

    chickenfarmer69 Just Hatched

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    I don't know why it's so small it eats a lot and yes it was born around November 25 I got it December 2 [​IMG]
     
  8. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a hen, looks like a bantam. Spangled OEGB maybe, but looks like a longtailed breed. Seeing it in profile, the first thing that came to my mind was Cubalaya. It doesn't look like much to eat. You might want to just keep it for eggs and buy yourself some meat birds.
    Never mind, I don't think its an OEG, it doesn't look right.
     
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  9. chickenfarmer69

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    But for sure it's a hen ? Because my neighborhood is very strict with chickens and roosters and I don't want it to be a rooster and making noise the state came and took away my old rooster
     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Can we have a closer side pic?
     

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