Originally Posted by Missi
I had a chick hatch this morning from a crested cream legbar hen mated by a turken (naked neck)/easter egger mix roo. What can you tell me about this chick? Would it be auto-sexing? I hope not because it doesn't have dark chipmunk stripes down its back, which would mean male!
In my experience, the lighter chicks are usually male. I have crossed a duckwing turken EE rooster with legbar and ameraucana hens. If your hen is barred, the male chicks should have a light spot on the head. I think being a turken makes it difficult to determine if the spot is there or not.
In March I hatched 7 chicks with this cross. I had two dark chicks with eyeliner. They are pullets now. The others (the light ones) I gave to a neighbor and now she has little cockerels. She says one of the light ones might be a pullet but they are not laying or crowing yet.
Two days old. Pullet to the left of the black chick. Other pullet is at the top of the pic.
Pullet on the left, cockerel on the right.
At two weeks, all boys (no eyeliner)
Pullet at 18 weeks.