Breed, age, and gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mrs.Johnson, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Mrs.Johnson

    Mrs.Johnson In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    I love this forum! You guys are so nice and there is such a wealth of knowledge on here. I read/search the forum often. I bought some chicks and baby duck from tractor supply to add to my existing flock. I don't know the ages of my new brood and i know the gender and breed of some of them, but i wanted to check what i know and gain some new info on them.
    Picture 1-3 the breed should be Leghorn and they should be pullets. I don't know their ages
    Picture 4 I don't know anything about him
    Picture 5 (we call them the roadrunners) should be pullets but I cant remember what breed they are and don't know how old he is.
    Picture 6 the ducks...I think they are Pekin and I don't know age or gender.
    If you need better pictures just let me know and I will snap more.

    Thank you for your help.
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  2. Swastik Choudhari

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    The 1 2 3 look like cornish whiete to me.. 1and 2 probably rooster...4 also look like rooster but dont know the breed..!
     
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  3. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    1. Cornish X
    2. Cornish X
    3. Cornish X
    4. Something Cornish? Looks meaty.
    5. Red Sex Links

    I'm sorry you got Cornish X instead of Leghorns. They will need to be butchered around 8 weeks old, or they will get too big for their legs, and will be miserable. 2 look Like cockerels.
     
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    First three pics - Cornish Cross, sex really doesn't matter as they are going to need butchered in a few weeks anyhow.
    Fourth pic - likely an Old English Game bantam, few weeks old, to young to sex
    Fifth pic - Red Sexlink pullets, 4-5 weeks old
    Sixth pic - Most likely Pekins, few weeks old, much to young to sex "wait until around 5 months old, drakes have a raspy quack/ ducks are louder"
     
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  5. Mrs.Johnson

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    Oh my! That isn't good news at all :mad::(. I didn't purchase these chickens to eat. I eat chicken, but none that I have known personally nor that I have raised. They where supposed to leghorns and pullets at that (that's why I got 4) that is also what the tag above them said. I thought one of them was looking suspiciously roo like a few days ago when I was caring and TRYING to befriend them. Its crazy how they can see me everyday 3+ times a day run, to meet me at the coop door and when I come into the coop than they act like I'm going to eat them.
     
  6. TheRockett

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    Hi!

    I bought 3 chicks that I assume are about the same age. I was wondering how old that is though... I was thinking they are about 3-4 weeks? They are Ameracuna bantom hens supposedly. I think this one may be me because it’s slightly bigger, seems to act different than the others and it has a slightly bigger and now slightly pink comb. Any ideas on age? Gender or too soon?
     

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    agree with Gray Farms
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Looks to be about 5 weeks in age. Not an Ameraucana though, pattern and leg color is wrong for the breed. To young to sex at this age. Post pictures around 8-10 weeks.
     
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  9. RachaelM79

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    Pictures 1-3 are definitely Cornish Cross. Sadly even if you try to keep them from over eating and still make them get up and around for exercise it is nearly impossible to keep them as pets (we’ve tried with one that didn’t grow as big & as fast as the others due to being more active) and it just doesn’t quite work out. They’ve been bred for so long to pack on the weight and grow so rapidly it’s so hard for them. As awful as it sounds it’s more human when they get older to just butcher them and put them out of their misery. It gets hard for them to get up and move around and even breathe.

    The fourth pic wasn’t clear enough for me to see to get a good enough guess. Maybe possibly Americuna with some of the markings?

    The fifth one though I thought looked like possibly Isa Browns. If so they’re pretty good layers!
     
  10. TheRockett

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    What about this one? They were supposed to be the same kind of chick
     

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