Help sexing rescued young chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by Poules, May 28, 2020.

  1. Poules

    Poules New Member

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    Hi newbie here,

    I've kept quite a few chickens before but had to stop for a few years. A couple of weeks ago though, I adopted three young birds from a rescue. That's why they look a bit "scruffy" in the pictures, it was something of a hoarding/neglect situation that they were in with way too many adult roosters around.

    I could do with some help sexing them. I'm 90% sure that the two darker ones are hens but the big white one, a faverolle cross I'm guessing by the five toes and fluffy face is confusing me a bit.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

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  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    When I looked at the pics on my phone I thought I saw missing feathers on the back of the lighter one. That would probably mean it was being over bred.
     

  3. mitzy123point

    mitzy123point Active Member

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    The white one is an Easter egger favorelle cockerel the other two look like mixed pullets (one below the white is a possible rooster would need better pictures)
     
  4. Poules

    Poules New Member

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    Hi. Yes. The white and black and white ones especially were missing a lot of feathers on their backs and their tail feathers which partly lead to my confusion about whether or not the white one could have been a hen.