What kind of chickens are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I have three beautiful chickens that I have no idea what kind of chickens they are. I got them from a friend that has a bunch of chickens so they could possibly be more than one breed but if you have to take a guess what would you think? They are also 22 weeks old and I haven't gotten any eggs yet.[​IMG]

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  2. puffypoo22

    puffypoo22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like easter eggers to me...the comb and that the hens don't have tails, like araucanas. Do they lay?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, you're never getting eggs from that rooster [​IMG]

    I'm seeing a mixed breed rooster (or several, can't tell if it's the same bird or not). The little brownish hen looks like a barnyard mix also.

    If you want us to try to puzzle out what went in the mix of the hen or another bird, we'll need better pics. Profile shots of the bird standing naturally, in good light.
     
  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    The pullets appear to be rumpless, so most likely have some araucana parentage as the previous poster mentioned but not pure araucana. The cockerel is mixed breed and I really wouldn't like to hazard a guess as to what is in the mix as I don't know enough about genetics. If you only have the two pullets, then they are going to get a hard time from him once he starts mating them and don't be surprised if you start to see bald patches on their neck, shoulders and back from his constant attentions. Young males are at the whim of their raging hormones and 2 hens are not enough to share the burden of his sexual appetite without showing some stress and feather damage. He will calm down a bit once he gets over that adolescent phase but they can be a pain in the mean time. I would recommend you get more hens or pen him separately.

    Good luck with them. 22 weeks is still young for them to be laying. Might be nearer 30 or beyond.

    Regards

    Barbara
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah the lady I got them from said they were from blue eggs. I also have a silkie hen but she was a little easier to tell the breed of [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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