Any Ideas or to Early to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RCS, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. RCS

    RCS New Egg

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    As a complete novice, I was hoping some of you experts could shed some light on anything really with regards to these 3 chicks. I got hold of some fertilised eggs and put them under a broody bantam we have. 4 of the 6 hatched but only 3 have survived. The eggs were apparently light sussex x. They are probably too young to tell.

    These photos were taken at 12 days old.

    Thank you

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  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
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    Those are way too young to tell sex they just look like cute little babies to me.
     
  3. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Yeah, too young to tell, but I'm gonna guess by attitude and little comb, smaller feathers, so I'm gonna go out on a limb here - that little gray/blue one looks like a rooster boy to me!! He's got the stuff! I gotta guess, and I have a 50% chance of being right too!
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    Time will tell!!

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  4. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the color on the white ones...too cute!!
     
  5. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're so cute! What's the hen in the background? Do you have a picture of her, she looks really interesting from what can be seen.
     
  6. RCS

    RCS New Egg

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    Thank you for your ideas so far, just shows what a novice I really am.

    I think the mum is a aracuana x bantam, I probably am wrong though!

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  7. RCS

    RCS New Egg

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    These three are now 5 weeks old, is that still too early to tell? They spend a lot of their time fighting (mainly the two yellow ones). The black one seems a little more placid. Mum has done a great job, even attacking our little fox terrier when he got too close. Hoping I don't have three roosters!

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  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Patience, Grasshopper... Let them get a little bit older, or wait until one of them wakes you up by crowing at 4 AM one day.
     
  9. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
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    2 lighter ones are cockerels, black one is a pullet.
     
  10. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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