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sorry for confusion chick a-biddy - I was referring to the original post - not your bird ;/
looks like a shamo http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Games/Shamo/BRKShamo.html
I'd guess she's a hatchery welsummer. Hatchery birds aren't selected for egg color.
I'd guess a polish mix.
I'd guess cockerel as well - altho if you were just given "fertilized eggs" they are likely barnyard mixes.
Thank you SO much for the thorough feedback henless [IMG] That gives me a lot to think about.
Hi all! I read back thru several pages of posts and it looks like both my roosters are a bit too dark. That said I'd like to get down to one -...
Please pardon the mud :/
Rooster # 1
a better picture would be helpful, along with age and where you got it.
I second Chicken Girl1, both Brahmas are boys. You can see saddle feathers on both. Silkies are very hard to sex - usually by crowing or laying...
He was all boy after all... beautiful - but ROOSTER.
You do have a rooster and a hen. It is normal for hens to not lay eggs when in transition/after being moved etc. You should quarantine all new...
woohoo!! Thanks much all - I hope you are right!!
This chick is approx 6 weeks old. It is a mutt (I think it is out of an SBE (Super Blue Egg Layer : white leghorn x Ameraucana) x Cream Legbar...
Thank you donrae
she looks like she could be a red sexlink ... there are several varieties of reddish mix birds sold for laying... she is very pretty! [IMG]
I've never seen scaly mite in person either. But I know the scales don't look right and I can't think of anything else that would make them look...