3 week old mixed breed chicks, a potential hen and a roo? (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KristenRae, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. KristenRae

    KristenRae In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2011
    NE Wisconsin
    Received four brown hatching eggs for free from a gal that didn't even know she had a Roo in the mix until just recently! Only two hatched (other two were yolkers), the yellow chick on the left hatched three days earlier than the gray colored fellow on the right even though they were set at the same time. We believe a Cornish X sired these two; Mom could have been a BCM, Buff Brahma, Buff Orpington, or an EE.
    First, here is a photo of the two at several days old[​IMG]
    The 'firstborn' yellow chick has feathered out much faster, and I believe she is a "she", lol.
    Here she is today, at 3 weeks old:[​IMG]
    In this photo, she is on the right with one of my older White Rocks (who I believe is a Roo) on the left
    Now, I believe the gray colored fellow, is a fellow. Here are photos taken today... he has feathered out much more slowly than the other chick. He is in the brooder with a bunch of younger hatchery sexed pullets right now. Might I add he acts like they are HIS pullets, lol.

    What is the general consensus? Agree or disagree with my speculation about their sex? Any guesses on which breed they have been crossed with? Thanks for taking the time to look over the pics:)

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I tend to agree. The little guy's comb is not very red or large yet, but based on the feathering, I'd lean more towards roo than pullet.

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