7 wks, marked hen from ideal....breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenfarsh, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. jenfarsh

    jenfarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flighty and bossy![​IMG]

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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I would say Light Sussex, if they are offered by the hatchery. If not, a Delaware.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Cockerel. That'd be my concern.
     
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  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Na, I don't think so. I don't see any male characteristics as this point. The comb looks reasonable for a pullet and so do the feathering.
     
  5. jenfarsh

    jenfarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 very fast growing white or close to white pullets like this one. I can't imagine the hatchery would mistake all my pullets for Roos? I know I should be patient and wait... But I'm so curious! This is my first ever chick experience and its so much fun, I have no idea what I did before this[​IMG] I really appreciate all your input.... Thank you!
     
  6. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only Columbian breed Ideal has in their list is Delawere. Luuking at the tails they are not barred which is good indication that's girl.
     
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    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I also think that looks like a cockerel. Delaware's aren't a particularly fast maturing breed, but that's a fair amount of comb. Add the sickle feather starting in one pic, plus those thick thick legs, I'm thinking boy.

    What did you order, and from where? That's always a good place to start.
     
  9. jenfarsh

    jenfarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered assorted pullets from ideal hatchery. All seven of my big white birds were marked as pullet and there were 4 males included for warmth. I actually sent one picture to ideal and I'm waiting to hear back from them. After posting my males, I have received feedback that they look like pullets?! Here at 2 days old:[​IMG]

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    Clearly marked!!
     
  10. BlazeJester

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    Dang, them some fat legs you might say! 7wks with wattles like that is almost definitely cockerel.

    Could be a columbian wyandotte. Hatchery quality birds sometimes have straight combs, and if Ideal has a line that throws them it's possible they'd all have it.
     

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