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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChrisG, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. ChrisG

    ChrisG In the Brooder

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    We bought 6 Comet chicks. They were all supposed to be hens. One of them is quite a bit bigger than the rest and is making some funny noises now. He / she is about 10 weeks old. I'm thinking we have a rooster. What say you? As a second question, do you think the black / brown one is a Wyandotte?

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  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Songster

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    The comet is a roo, and the black one is a black sexlink possibly.
     
  3. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Songster

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    The Comet looks like a Roo to me, too. The other is most likely a Black Sex Link (Black Star), definitely not a Wyandotte. [​IMG]
     
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  4. hookedonpigeons

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    Thats a roo for sure [​IMG]. The black one is a black sex link.
     
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  5. ChrisG

    ChrisG In the Brooder

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    Here's a closer view of one of the two:

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  6. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Songster

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    I say the red one is a rooster and the black one is very pretty.
     
  7. CantSkate

    CantSkate Hatching

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    I'm still new at the whole chicken thing, but I thought Comets were sex linked with the roos being whie and the hens being reddish
     

  8. Pele

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    Quote:Yes, you're on the right track. You don't see this type of rooster very often, but it CAN happen if the parents were not purebred. The combination for Comets is supposed to be a pure New Hampshire crossed with a pure White Rock. Looks like the hatchery you ordered from had an oopsie in their New Hampshire pens.
     
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  9. chickymomma68

    chickymomma68 In the Brooder

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    ok i have to ask is the red line thing REALLY true!!!
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    Quote:Lol probably not, I've never actually tried it. I bet the chicken just pecks at it a lot because they love LOVE love red stuff.
     

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