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3 week old babies! Help with breeds and genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gemleaf, May 26, 2016.

  1. Gemleaf

    Gemleaf Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey y'all! My babies are now 3 weeks old and I need help figuring out their genders and maybe breeds too. I bought a broody hen and 10 eggs from a backyard farmer who didn't need anymore chicks. 7 of 10 eggs hatched and these are them.

    This one came out of a blue egg. I've named her White Tip, like the shark because of the feathers on her wings. [​IMG]

    This one I'm thinking is a cockerel. I saw him play fighting with another one of the chicks [​IMG]

    And this is the one he was fighting with. [​IMG]

    I love this one! I think I'm going to name it Robin. Super cute! [​IMG]

    This one loves to be held and get attention! [​IMG]

    This one also came out of a blue egg. [​IMG]

    This one is by far the friendliest. She comes up to me as soon as I come outside [​IMG]

    This is the whole flock together. [​IMG]
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a little early to tell and some of the pictures are a little hard to see, but to me it looks like 2 girls and the rest boys. I don't know about breed, they look mixed.
     
  3. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a accurate time to guess,but play fighting means absolutely nothing,unless its super aggressive then maybe.

    The first pic is a Easter Egger and looks like a pullet the pic below is a black sex link and is a girl,the one below I do not know breed,but to me,i'd say boy,the fourt picture looks like a girl,can I get a better pic of it's crown/comb?But,the fifth pic looks like a girl,the sixth pic possibly boy,the seventh pic (Your friendliest one),looks like a girl to me,and breed,I would say a mix.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    To young to sex for sure, but the breeds look like:
    Did the farmer say if they were mixed breed or not? Chances they are.
    #1 looks like an mix but since it came out of a blue egg its mother was most likely an Easter Egger (if it is a pullet it has the possibility to lay blue/green eggs for you)
    #2 looks like a possible BSL hybrid (which is a cross between a Barred Rock hen and a RIR rooster usually), if it is it is a pullet
    #3 Possibly a Black Australorp (or a Black Australorp mix), I'm thinking pullet
    #4 Another mix, again its mother was most likely an Easter Egger, but this one looks like a possible cockerel
    #5 Can you get a better picture?


    Remember they are to young to sex for sure, I would post again around 6 weeks or more to try and confirm there genders.
     
  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any comb cherry red before 12 weeks,is 2-3 chances,a boy
     
  7. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. 1, 2, and 5 all look like for sure cockerels to me.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2016

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