What the.....?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hsr9800, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Hsr9800

    Hsr9800 In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2018
    Hello everyone! I've been following this site for almost a year but this is my first time posting. Back in March of 2017 we bought 50 Cornish cross hens from our local tractor supply store but we noticed about 2 weeks after we took them home that 2 chickens were very different from the rest. Can anyone tell me what these are? 20180118_174411.jpg
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    :welcome Sure as heck not Cornish X and also not pullets. What sort of cockerels they are - I am not certain.
  3. Hsr9800

    Hsr9800 In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2018
    So they are cockerels? When do they start to crow? They are about 10 months old by now. Thank you for your time
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  4. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

    Jun 3, 2016
    Lewiston NY
    I was going to suggest splash maran cockerels but, They should have more yellow(ish) Feathers at the base of their tails(Hackle feathers) and around their necks. They also have way too many feathers on their legs.. Maybe some kind of splash cochin mix?
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  5. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    Welcome to BYC! They are attractive birds. I have no idea what type of chicken those are or even if they are cockrel. They sure are eyeballing you like my cockrel do for me. @Teila @aart @007Sean do any of you have an idea?
  6. 8 Chicks 1967

    8 Chicks 1967 Songster

    Oct 18, 2017
    Morganton North Carolina
    yep, boys...
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  7. Chelseyb123

    Chelseyb123 Songster

    Oct 4, 2017
    Cocklers.. They probably threw them in hoping you wouldnt noticed at the time since you got so many. If can have roosters id keep one than you hatch out your own chicks. Sorry this happened to you. I boughy five chicks from someone an they were all rooters.
  8. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    Mine started their first attempts around 5 months of age FWIW.
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Look like splash Langshans to me looking at their shape and height. Maybe splash Marans. Cockerels for sure.
  10. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    They just have nothing for spurs for 10 month olds though and no crowing.... My 7 monthers already have 2-3 spurs at 3/8ths inch.

    Being silly here but there must be estrogenizing hormones in your water!
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