At a loss with this one...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hokankai, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This bird is a weirdo. It was supposed to be a bantam, but is way too big. It supposedly hatched from one of the bantam eggs I hatched though.

    Either way, I can't tell if it's a boy or a girl. It hatched sporting a comb and wattles, so I always thought boy. But it hasn't really reddened and hasn't gotten as big as I was expecting. I can't see any definite rooster feathers at this point and I keep looking every week. It does peck at the other birds though.

    Here it is...it's 4 months old now


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    Pink...but not RED. There's a definite roo in there and it is bright red
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  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Sex-link PULLET [​IMG]
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mixed breed. Maybe EE with Black sex link??? It looks like a rooster in the hackles and a hen in the saddle. It has a small black beard which is very breed specific and indicates to me a mixed breeding.
     
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  4. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh it's definitely a mixed breed. It came from eggs that were supposed to be frizzles and sizzles...but I think something might've jumped the fence. Either that or the lady who hatched my eggs really ripped me off...

    Any ideas on gender? It really is confusing. No crowing behavior and no pointy feathers...just ones that look pointy from their coloration.
     
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  5. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think pullet. The color makes the hackle feathers look more pointed, like laced birds. But nothng else looks rooish at all.

    She's kinda gawky looking, isn't she? But I'll bet she lays nice brown eggs. Or, if she doesn't fit in your plan, sell her as a point of lay pullet.
     
  7. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's a black sex-link that makes me REALLY cranky because it means the lady who hatched my eggs either killed the other one or swapped out my VERY EXPENSIVE chick for this one........

    The fact that it's probably a female is ok though. Not something I wanted in my banty coop...but...whatever.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I doubt it's really a sex link. True, that is a common type of color for sex links, but it's also just a common mixed breed pattern. I have a hen who is quite similar colored with very mixed heritage--her father's father was a generic red/orp mix, father's mother was a hatchery barred rock, her mother was an ee/leghorn mix. I know it CAN get more mixed than that, but you see my point. She's just a barnyard mix hen.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    just looks like a mix breed to me and a pullet
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree.
     

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