10 week old chicks, hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PeachygirlGA, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These 2 chicks were hatched by one of my hens the end of July. I think they are both hens, but the white one is more aggressive and will stand up tall like a roo sometimes so I'm questioning. The mother of the white one is a columbian wyandotte and the father is a buff orpington. The mother of the reddish one I'm not sure of.
     
  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's a hen.
     
  3. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping so! She is really sweet and runs up to me to pick her up. I have never had any luck keeping more than 1 rooster.
     
  4. chick fire

    chick fire Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the white one looks like a hen
     
  5. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I hope so!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Buff Orpington male over Colombian Wyandotte hen will give sex linked offspring. Females gold, males silver. Your bird is silver, so it's a cockerel. If indeed those are the correct parents.
     
  7. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am assuming the mother is the columbian wyandotte because she is the only white chicken I have. Could another hen produce a white chick?
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What other hen breeds do you have?
     
  9. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several black ones, not sure of breed, and several that are a mix of buff and reds. I also have some easter eggers, but it was not their egg. The egg came from either the blacks or the wyandotte or possibly a very light red, silimar to the other one in the picture.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't think any of those birds should throw a white chick. Do you have a pic of your Wyandotte? and what type of comb does the white bird have? If the Wyandotte is the mother, it should have a rose comb.

    You might PM username Kev and see if he has some good input, he's well versed in color genetics.
     

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