3-4 week olds, 3 different breeds (wyandotte, new hampshire, plymouth)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jimmy0x52, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. jimmy0x52

    jimmy0x52 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone able to help me sex these three little chicks? I know it's early, but I'd love to know how I did in the chicken lottery

    Silver-laced Wyandotte
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    New Hampshire
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    Partridge Plymouth Rock
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The Partridge Rock is likely a girl, the New Hampshire (no red in the name) is likely a boy, hard to say for the Wyandotte.
     
  3. jimmy0x52

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    Just curious how you came to those conclusions (for learning purposes)

    i can tell you the NH seems to dislike the most being picked up. The Wyandotte is the most friendly followed by the Plymouth Rock.
     
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  4. BantyRooster

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    Quote:I'd agree with this. My guess on the wyandotte would be hen. [​IMG]
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The Partridge Rock girl is developing the color of a Partridge colored female -

    This here shows a Partridge colored pair of chickens. Notice the female color and the male color.


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  6. BantyRooster

    BantyRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The patridge rock because of color and pattern.
    The NH because of the slow feather growth and rapid comb growth.
    The SLW just a guess. I usually have a pretty good eye for feather patterns, etc.
    What a gift, eh? [​IMG]

    *edited to say that I posted this before I'd read Illia's post. I really didn't copy their response. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Oh yeah, the New Hampshire I say cockerel because of that comb. (it's pretty defined and pink at this age)
     
  8. jimmy0x52

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    Thanks all! I hope I have 2 / 1. I'm getting another chicken (full grown) from a friend so if I end up having 3 girls and one roo that would be not a bad split!
     
  9. jimmy0x52

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    Another question - for these breeds when can I know for sure? It seems for the Rock it should be obvious based upon coloring - what about the other two?
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    By the time they're 4 months old you'll know for sure! The Wyandotte and New Hampshire will have bigger, redder combs, the New Hampshire will start to develop darker red feathers on the back/shoulders/neck if a boy, and the Wyandotte will develop shinier feathers on the shoulders/neck/back if a boy.
     

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