6 free extras....What breed, and is one a pullet?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenWisperer, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Okay, so here are the 6 free extras I got in my ideal chick order of 11. I'm fairly sure they are a large or medium breed. I think they may be Barred Rocks or Cuckoo Morans (Highly unlikely to me, my cuckoo morans were much lighter!). Here are two group pictures -


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    Here is the one I think may be a pullet. She has almost NO white spot at the top of her head (color sexing breed?), and seems to be smaller than the other extras.....

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    Other Extras Photos (all different individuals)

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    (bottom of chick in last picture)
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    ALSO, some seem to have some black on some their legs....is this any kind of indicator?

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  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    They look like Black Sex links because of the amount of yellow in their head spots. So if that is the case, you have all Roos. And the one your thinking is Pullet may be a 50/50 chance there, but again, might all be Black Sex links. Ideal is usually good about giving ALL roos as packing peanuts.
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I got 15 of those (1 was DOA) in my order from Ideal today. I had the same question, and posted it in Breeds & Genetics, about "BR chick head spots." I had just assumed they were all BR's, hadn't even considered anything else. But mikarod suggested they might be black sex-links, and only the males have head spots. Ideal has both BR's and sex links available right now, so I guess they could be either.

    I don't know if you believe in the pendulum test to sex chicks, but I do. Use a needle and thread, or a washer on a thread, and hold it still over the chick. If it swings in a circle, it's a female. If it goes back and forth in a line, it's a male. Works on people too. Try it on yourself and your family... then if it works on them, try it on your chicks. Based on this, all 14 of my babies are males. My cochin day-olds are 50/50, and I marked the toes of the ones who show males. Every time I re-test, it gives the same answer.

    Here's the link to my post earlier today. I got a great answer about sexing BR's by head spot, fluff color, and leg color.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1108924#p1108924
     
  4. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 5 of those w/my Ideal order today and two of those last week.......I was thinking br never thought black sexlink.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:I'v tried the pendulum with a needle on thread and it does work. We tried it over and over and over on each other and it says the same thing time and time again. I am gonna try this on my chicks tomorrow...LOL
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I will have to agree with the others they look like BR Roos, head spot is a give away, although the black feet will indicate BSL.
     
  7. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Thanks guys! I figured they were BRs, but like some said I never thought BSL. Well, cant wait until these guys grow up!
     
  8. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took a good look @last weeks "extras" They are not showing any barring on their wing feathers. Seems to me my BRs showed barring right away.......could be BSL
     
  9. Wood's Farm

    Wood's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my BR hen about 1 week old. Just wanted to post it for comparison.
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  10. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I have BR's and the barring did not show up untile the second week I believe, maybe a little longer.


    What ever they are they sure are cute!! Gotta love those fluffy butt's.
     

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