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Can anyone tell me the breed of the 2 day old chicks shown below?  The eggs came from a mixed yard of RIR, Reds, and Plymouth Rocks. If either is a red, is the darker color a female?

 

In the 1st picture, I'm most interested in know what the one is with the dark stripe on its head.

 

Thank you!

 

 


Edited by Irajoe - 9/29/15 at 7:41pm
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Unless both parents are the same breed, the chicks are mixed breed birds. No way to sex at this young age.

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Unless both parents are the same breed, the chicks are mixed breed birds. No way to sex at this young age.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Unless both parents are the same breed, the chicks are mixed breed birds. No way to sex at this young age.

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Thanks for the responses...very helpful.

 

If any of the chicks are not mixed, they'd be either the Plymouth Rock or RIR.  I should have made clear that I wasn't looking as much for certainty in the breed as much as whether either of them favored what a Plymouth Rock or RIR would look like when newly hatched.

 

And, I wasn't considering that the sex link trait would be lost in the case of a mixed Red.

 

Thanks again.

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post #6 of 7

What color Rock?

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post #7 of 7
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Thanks for asking...white rock.

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