age, sex, breed? Any ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by afj6710, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, we just got 5 chicks from one of DH's coworkers. I don't know anything about them - including age or breed. They all have a mix of fluff and feathers, and I think all but the one with the reddish coloring are starting to get a bit of a comb. I'm sorry about the pics - I haven't learned the art of chicken picture taking yet! [​IMG]

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    This one is the biggest and has the most noticeable barring:
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    The reddish one and the one with the darkest feathers are the smallest of the 5

    Any ideas? I have a few more pics but these are probably the best
     
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  2. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not for sure, but they look like my welsummers did as chicks.
    Hopefully someone else has a more educated eye than me.
    congrats on your new babies!
     
  3. budda

    budda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Welsummers that look just like those little buggers. About the same age too. Mine were hatched May 16th
     
  4. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even with the black and white barring?


    I noticed that some of my chicks have longer beaks than the others - would this be an indication of gender?
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have pictures of their combs? They do look like Welsummers, but chipmunk chicks are notoriously hard to classify
     
  6. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this is the only pic I have of one of the combs. The reddish one doesn't have a comb. at all. The ones that do have a comb, it is barely noticeable, single row, and yellow

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  7. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We tried to take a pic of the wing feathers on one of the chicks:

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    I don't know much about Welsummers but I always thought they were more like my one reddish baby?
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    my guess...barnyard mixes...not many people around here keep their breeds separate , unless they show them...
     
  9. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like they're all rumpless, and looks to be pea comb. I'm not giving a breed yet though, give them a little bit more time, a lot will say "EE" but I'm not quite ready to yet. Maybe something else.

    -Daniel
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    not ee's....no beard/muffs and they look to have single combs...I don't think they are rumpless, looks like just slow to feather in that area..
     

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