26 Australop chicks arrived, and doing well, but is the bottom photo a Rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by capthollis, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. capthollis

    capthollis Out Of The Brooder

    [​IMG]Hey Friends,the top photo are what all of the chicks look like. The one at the bottom is a tad bigger, and very different looking than all the rest, could it be a little rooster or a different breed?its wing tips are straight, and these are Mcmurray chicks. Thanks for looking
  2. chicklover23

    chicklover23 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 19, 2012
    it sort of looks like it might be a different breed
  3. capthollis

    capthollis Out Of The Brooder

    Yah to me it does too, but i dont know much about chickens. These chicks are a blast, and all are doing well so far. Weve lost 1, but thats to be expected.
  4. ellie32526

    ellie32526 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Texas
    Yeah, don't have my chicks yet but that one def looks like a diff breed. Sorry bout your loss. Hope you don't lose any more. Good Luck!
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Its definately a different breed, but still a bit too young to positively tell gender.
  6. capthollis

    capthollis Out Of The Brooder

    Ok, Thanks ... Anyone got some good guesses on what kind of breed that is ? I know it's bigger than the rest, and definitely the dominant over the Australop chicks.
  7. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    I don't know the breed but neither of the 2 above look like australorps to me.Did you get them from a hatchery?
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  8. capthollis

    capthollis Out Of The Brooder

    Yes Satay, I ordered australorp chicks from Mcmurray. I'm leaning toward the bottom chick being an Americana from all the chick I'd sites I've been too??
  9. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    Oh ok. I breed Aussies over here and my chicks look nothing like that. They have way more white on them at that age. Maybe the U.S ones are slightly different.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012
  10. daoustaj

    daoustaj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2012
    My black australorps didnt look like either. The black one is similar

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