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

  1. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    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

    Here is Bently, another 5 week old hen

    Here is my barred rock I think...?though she wouldn't look at me!

    And two golden laced polish? Is one a roo and one a hen?
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    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

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    #1 is an easter egger.

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

    ttrjpbcz Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    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 Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    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 Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    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

    Jan 1, 2008
    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 Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    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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