Any guesses on breed or sex? PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Garden Gal, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Songster

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    Here are a few of my 5 week old chicks. I ordered eggs from two different sources; some were all Delaware Giants and the rest were a "barn yard mix". I'm assuming all the white ones are the Delaware Giants, but would love your input on the rest of the guys.

    I think this is a roo and hen Delaware Giant with a Barred Rock hen...

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    I have no idea about these two - they are a dark mahogany red, smaller than the others, and the little roo is a feisty guy with a bad attitude! I have already told him he will be stew if he doesn't lighten up!
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    Delaware Giant roo?
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    A few odd balls - I posted mainly to show my little "Buttkus" - the little hen who started life with a "nasty bottom". She has recovered fine but has no tail!! She looks like a little Quail!
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    Maybe a Rhode Island Red on the left? The bird in the middle is beautiful; the feathers are rimmed in gold. Any ideas?
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    Thanks! These are my first chickens ever so I'd appreciate any input. [​IMG]
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

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    RIR? The middle one IDK?[​IMG]
     
  3. chickshackmom

    chickshackmom Hatching

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    The one in the middle looks like my black sex link or black star hen.
     
  4. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

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    Pretty much all of the lighter red ones could be a new hampsire red. or a poor quailty rir. the darker red ones are a RIR. the blaakc one with the gold is a black sex-link.
     
  5. krazycow6

    krazycow6 Songster

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    First two reds are RIR's for sure. Not sure about the rest, sorry.
     
  6. Garden Gal

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    Many thanks! I had hoped for a bit more input, but for those who dove in, it is appreciated. [​IMG]

    HOW do you get more interest in your posts???
     
  7. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

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    pic #2 rir hen on left and roo on right

    last photo I would say the lighter red one could be a nhr, the middle one not sure of, but the right one looks like rir roo because he's so dark
     
  8. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Songster

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    I wouldn't be surprised if that Barred Rock turns out to be a little roo.
     
  9. Garden Gal

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    Quote:I'm beginning to think the same thing. I have two, and the other one is smaller and lighter. This guy has the two little puffs of down still on either side of the head - it reminds me of Richard Simmons! LOL! I hope he grows into a nice roo... time will tell. He does have yellow legs and the smaller one has greyish black - does that tell you anything different?
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    The one next to the RIR looks like my Dark Cornish Game hen that I got as a bonus from McMurray last year. They are sweet, inquisitive and sometimes broody.
     

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