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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ttrjpbcz, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me what the first two are? I know they are supposed to both be hens, and different breeds, but not sure which is what....

    The first two pics are of Big Mama, she is 5 weeks old
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    Here is Bently, another 5 week old hen
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    Here is my barred rock I think...?though she wouldn't look at me!
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    And two golden laced polish? Is one a roo and one a hen?
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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    The first one looks like an EE to me. I don't know what the white one is... leghorn maybe or a rock. The barred one I would say is definitely a BR as long as it has a single comb. I know nothing about polish so no help there.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    #1 is an easter egger.

    #2 looks to be a white leghorn.
     
  4. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! You don't happen to know how big EE'r or rocks get?? These are our first full size chicks...we only have bantam silkies and a few bantam game chicks till now,
    Thank you!!
     
  5. IloveTravis

    IloveTravis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one is an Easter egger. The second one I'm not sure, and the rest, you hit the nail right on the head [​IMG]
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white is a leghorn. The first is an EE. I'm not going to guess on your polish, tho I think you may be right...

    EE's get to be about 5 or 6 pounds, I think. Rocks get a little bigger. I've only had one EE hen, and she was good-sized, though not huge. I've never had adult rocks yet.
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    EEE
    Leghorn probably pullet
    BR too early to tell
    the polish both look like the hair dos are wild- in that case they are roos-but if the hair do is round then they would be pullets
     
  8. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the Barred rock, you really need to see the comb. If it is red, it would be a cockerel. if it is still yellowish, it is a pullet. The barring on a roo has more white than pullets too. Without seeing the comb, i would say pullet, but I really need to see a comb.
     

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