Anyone care to guess the Breed and or Gender of our baby chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ProjectChick, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. ProjectChick

    ProjectChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, these are my 3 week old chicks. Obviously not a pretty stage for chicks. I was wondering if any of you would be willing to give your best guess as to the breed and \ or sex of my birds. Pictures are not perfect but they did pose pretty well.
    Side and Front view chick 1
    Side and Front view chick 2

    Side and Front view Chick 3


    Thanks for all your help!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Pics are not showing up.

    I don't even try to guess gender before 4 weeks old, preferably 6. In most breeds the secondary sex characteristics start to show up in that time period and makes it easier to make an educated guess.
     
  3. ProjectChick

    ProjectChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok trying pictures again. I am fighting browser settings.

    I just wonder if anyone wanted to guess, I will post them again in a few weeks.



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    Chick 2
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    Chick 3
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  4. ProjectChick

    ProjectChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well sideways is better than not. I will try harder next time!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Just for guessing, I'm going to say that #1 and #3 are cockerels, #2 is a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  6. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about the others, and it's a little young to tell, but Chick #2 looks female.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicks #1 and #2 look like Red Sex-Link pullets to me (males don't get as much red in the plumage). Chick #3 could be a White Leghorn or White Rock. It could also be a male Red Sex-Link.
     

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