5 week old Salmon hatchery pullet with black breast?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Natteegann, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Natteegann

    Natteegann Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Yolk-O Ohno...I am hoping she's just an ugly hen...but 'her' feathers are a bit behind the others :/ what do you think? 'She is the sweetest of course :/ and of the three we got this is the one I picked out...LOL
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That looks like a boy, even if it is a mix or id'd wrong and the color doesn't mean boy, it looks like a baby roo at 5 weeks.
     
  3. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. That is almost definitely a cockerel.
     
  4. Natteegann

    Natteegann Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I figured :( I am so incredibly sad. I ordered chicks from mypetchicken.com 10 died 8 survived (5 were for someone else, they got MY salmon pullet (they didn't want a salmon but the others they wanted died) and we already know we have one roo... and now this one too...glargh...and I really wanted a salmon too :( pout pout...guess I will just have to wait until 10 week so I can collect my refund and then next year and hope that someone local has them. Also will have one really lonely chicken this winter...LOL...
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Geeze, sorry about the bad luck you have had with the chicks. Any chance you can find others around that age locally to keep the one pullet company though the winter?
     
  6. Natteegann

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    I think I may donate her (much to my kids sadness) to a local farm I work with....she will have company there and we can visit :/ she also is a homely white easter egger....homely because she has random black spots lol.
     
  7. Natteegann

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    I could find any salmons local...that was the whole reason I ordered online and now I still don't get one. Very expensive and emotionally taxing mistake
     
  8. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feel ya! I ordered salmon faverolle hatching eggs and hatched a load of roosters. [​IMG] It can be quite frustrating. [​IMG]
     
  9. Natteegann

    Natteegann Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my word that would be AWFUL! I think I am going to a different breed next time...we can only have three hens so I want to be picky :)
     
  10. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd be picky to if I could only keep 3. Thankfully I don't have any limits. I couldn't imagine picking 3 of my birds to keep!
     

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