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3 week old babies! Help with breeds and genders?

post #1 of 7
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Hey y'all! My babies are now 3 weeks old and I need help figuring out their genders and maybe breeds too. I bought a broody hen and 10 eggs from a backyard farmer who didn't need anymore chicks. 7 of 10 eggs hatched and these are them.

This one came out of a blue egg. I've named her White Tip, like the shark because of the feathers on her wings.

This one I'm thinking is a cockerel. I saw him play fighting with another one of the chicks

And this is the one he was fighting with.

I love this one! I think I'm going to name it Robin. Super cute!

This one loves to be held and get attention!

This one also came out of a blue egg.

This one is by far the friendliest. She comes up to me as soon as I come outside

This is the whole flock together.
post #2 of 7

It is a little early to tell and some of the pictures are a little hard to see, but to me it looks like 2 girls and the rest boys. I don't know about breed, they look mixed.

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Originally Posted by cmfarm View Post
 

It is a little early to tell and some of the pictures are a little hard to see, but to me it looks like 2 girls and the rest boys. I don't know about breed, they look mixed.

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post #4 of 7

It is a accurate time to guess,but play fighting means  absolutely nothing,unless its super aggressive then maybe.

 

The first pic is a Easter Egger and looks like a pullet the pic below is a black sex link and is a girl,the one below I do not know breed,but to me,i'd say boy,the fourt picture looks like a girl,can I get a better pic of it's crown/comb?But,the fifth pic looks like a girl,the sixth pic possibly boy,the seventh pic (Your friendliest one),looks like a girl to me,and breed,I would say a mix.


Edited by TheTwoRoos - 5/27/16 at 4:09am

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #5 of 7

To young to sex for sure, but the breeds look like:

Did the farmer say if they were mixed breed or not? Chances they are. 

#1 looks like an mix but since it came out of a blue egg its mother was most likely an Easter Egger (if it is a pullet it has the possibility to lay blue/green eggs for you)

#2 looks like a possible BSL hybrid (which is a cross between a Barred Rock hen and a RIR rooster usually), if it is it is a pullet

#3  Possibly a Black Australorp (or a Black Australorp mix), I'm thinking pullet

#4 Another mix, again its mother was most likely an Easter Egger, but this one looks like a possible cockerel

#5 Can you get a better picture?

 

 

Remember they are to young to sex for sure, I would post again around 6 weeks or more to try and confirm there genders.

post #6 of 7

Any comb cherry red before 12 weeks,is 2-3 chances,a boy

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #7 of 7

I agree. 1, 2, and 5 all look like for sure cockerels to me.


Edited by Jayzandra - 5/30/16 at 3:02pm
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