Am I right on gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sylviaanne, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    These chicks are all almost 7 weeks old.

    Porcelain D'uucle - male?
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    Red Frizzled Cochin - female?
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    Red Frizzled Cochin - male?
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    Blue Splash Cochin - male?
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    Blue Splash Cochin - female?
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    Turken - female? Buff?
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    Turken - male? Black?
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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with all of your genders so far. The first turken isnt buff, that is a light golden-honey color. I would would just call it red at this point until its adult feathers are in, which would give a better idea of color, this are just juvenile feathers.
     
  3. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also agree with your gender guesses but the 1st frizzle cochin doesn't look like a frizzle to me.
     
  4. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you both.

    Sunshine: You think she might going to be a red?

    Ashtree: To breed and get frizzles you have to have a straight feather with the frizzle gene to breed to a frizzle that looks frizzled. I think I understand that correctly.
     
  5. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You only need one copy of the frizzle gene to be frizzled. If it is straight feathered, it has no frizzle genes in it. 2 copies is bad, called a frazzle I believe, and the feathers get really brittle and lots of breakage.

    I would say at this point, red based, maybe with some other bits of color mixed it, but you should really be able to tell at around 20 weeks when the adult plumage comes in.



    Straight x frizzle= 50% Frizzle 50% Straight
    Frizzle x Frizzle= 25% straight 50% Frizzle 25% Frazzle
    Frazzle x Straight= 100% Frizzle
     
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  6. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The frizzle gene is dominant so if a chicken isn't frizzled it doesn't carry it. Breeding a frizzle to a smooth with give you 50/50 frizzle/smooth.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

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    I agree with your guesses, except I think that the Buff Turken is a red.
     
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  9. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    But I don't want a Frazzle right? The feathers break off and leave it ugly? Or naked in spots?
    I got the D'uucle and Cochins from Alan at Heartland Hatcheries and I can NOT believe that I got a male and female each of the Red and Blue Splash. That is just shocking to me.


    Anyone have a comment on the "Porcelain" D'uucle? Is this the new color that is now being called "Cream?"
     
  10. Sylviaanne

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    I have contacted the breeder to see if she has Red Turkens and what color the black one could be. Say a blue or something other than black. He sure looks black to me.

    She didn't say about the black cockerel so I guess he is just going to be black but the female is a Blue Laced Red. Hmm, I better get back with her because if the pullet is Blue Laced, doesn't that mean the cockerel should be Blue?
     
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