Young rescued roo/pullet? Marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OleMissChic, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up 5 chickens of varying breeds and ages this weekend that need TLC. Can anyone tell if this is a Marans or what breed? Age? Sex?
    It has feathered legs and seemingly greenish/yellow eyes. It seems to be very smart compared to the other four.


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  2. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what breed it is, but that's a cockerel. If you want to know the breeds/genders of the other four, then you can post pictures of them.
     
  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He might be four or five months old. He looks young.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a splash marans cockerel
     
  5. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! That's about the only thing I know about him, he's definitely young but not crowing. I know one of the others is a Buff Orpington hen but the 3 others I don't know. I'm hoping they are all hens and I can't tell how old they are, they are all bigger than the gray one. The black one (you can see its head below) is a little hateful so far and the two redish ones (Golden Buffs?) are fairly kind so far. No telling the trauma they may have gone through.
    1. Below is a red/golden one. The black one's head is behind it.
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    2. Second reddish/golden one.
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    3. Back view of the black/reddish laced one. It wants nothing to do with me or the others. I thought maybe a Dark Cornish?

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  6. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be very happy about that if so. Do you know when they start to crow?
     
  7. hdowden

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    looks like 2 red sex link and a dark cornish
     
  8. Chickengirl47

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    What type of comb does the black/gold chicken have?
     
  9. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red one's are probably Red Star pullets.
     
  10. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I can tell, the black/laced one seems to have a pea comb. It's legs don't seem as stocky as pictures I've seen of Dark Cornishs. Do you think it's a hen?
    In regards to the sex-links/Red Stars can you tell their age by their combs? They are about the same size with drastically differently sized combs/wattles.
     

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