9 babies... 7 breeds... 1 of 2 genders lol *Lots of PICS*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tulula81, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Tulula81

    Tulula81 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! We are still building our coop but have 9 babies of various ages in the brooders right now. Of the 9, I'm confident that 4 are girls and 1 I'm not sure if it's really the breed it was sold to me as. Let the guessing begin!

    #1 Buff Orpington dob 12/13/15 Gertie
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    #2 Buff Orpington dob 12/13/15 Ginger
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    #3 FBCM dob 12/26/15 Oreo. Not sure if purebred. Comb looks like it's developing into a pea comb? Also, not sure on the age. Only the wing feathers have grown in but s(he) has some monster t-rex legs lol
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    #4 and #5 specked sussex Dot dob 12/28/15 and blue isbar dob 12/27/15 Smokey
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    #6 and # 7 crested cream legbar dob 1/16/16 and marsh daisy dob 1/6/16
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    #8 and #9 silkies dob 12/15/15 Bert and Ernie
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    My guess was that #1,#4 and #5 and #6 are girls. #6 for sure because it was an autosexing breed :)
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The breeds all look correct as you've labeled them. They are a little on the young side for sexing accurately although I'm thinking cockerel on Buff Orpington #2. I would suggest re-posting their pics again in about a month. By then their genders (with the possible exception of the Silkies as young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex) should be pretty obvious.
     
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  3. Tulula81

    Tulula81 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does the FBCM look correct to you? I wondered about that comb, but I also read that there is not a true standard in the US. Based on it's siblings, this one had the smallest comb and was the smallest.I took a guess that it was a girl and grabbed her/him lol
     
  4. Michael OShay

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    You're right. The coloring and feathered legs look correct but on closer inspection the comb is definitely not a single comb which should be the case if it was pure BCM.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 on Michael O'Shay's comments.

    I would need to see the back of your CCL to confirm whether male or female...but if there is a white dot on the head, then it is male. Female should be a chimpmunk stripe from head to tail with no white head dot.

    And no, that is not a correct FBCM. You can see proper FBCM in my photos below in signature line (far right). There should be a clear single comb, never a pea comb, and feathers down the leg and down the outside toe....your photo blurs out too much for me to really get a good look at that comb...it might be modified walnut as that is a very large comb for pea..almost looks modified rose comb with a knob on top??? Oh well, can't tell with the blur...and the legs don't look feathered in the photos (again very blurry)...that is not a FCBM...may be mixed or something else altogether (although can't tell you what right now without better photos).

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Way to young to even guess on silkies but, the white one looks to have a LARGE comb for such a young age.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    #3 looks like a mixed breed. It has what looks to me like a rose comb (wedge shape), and it's huge for such a young chick. Probably a cockerel.
    Those silkies have a lot of comb development on them, they are probably cockerels as well.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

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    I agree.
     
  9. Tulula81

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    It has feathers on the outside of its legs/feet. Regardless we will keep him/her. It's siblings had much larger combs than this one so I'd hate to see what they look like now lol.
     
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  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Even with those feathers, that still is not enough feathering for a FBCM...you would have a "cowboy fringe" from the hock all the way down to the outside toe....and that comb...wow, I don't think I've ever seen one so big on such a young chick...and not sure what it is...it is not your typical pea comb nor rose comb nor walnut...which indicates a mixed breed with some distinctively different genetics vying....or a rarer breed that I'm simply not thinking of at the moment. My vote is definite mixed breed.

    I hope you post pics later as I would love to see what this grows up to look like....and yeah, it probably is a male.

    LofMc
     
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