Breed? and can you tell boy or girl yet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenpower, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. chickenpower

    chickenpower Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted earlier with a not so good picture of this little guy (or girl). I was told it was a girl but he didn't tell me the breed. Earlier today someone told me Leghorn or Rock. I have 5 RIR chicks about 2 weeks old. I am guessing this one is about 4 weeks??? Here are a few photos of my chicks. The "orange" one is the new guy I am talking about...he was "dyed" when we got her/him but the color is fading and white is coming through. Also, my RIR...they are getting in white feathers???? i thought they would be dark?? (I am new at this...this is my first!)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Orange chick might be a roo. Does the comb have any redness too it? If its pale/yellow, it might be a hen, Leghorns have large combs.

    Your RIRs look more like Red Sex Links, thier feathers dont start out dark red anyway, usually tan/buff, then they start growing thier Adult feathers at about 3 months. That's also the age roosters will start to grow in thier pointed feathers
     
  3. chickenpower

    chickenpower Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a close up of the comb.




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  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Female. :)
     
  5. chickenpower

    chickenpower Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks ya'll :)
     
  6. chickenpower

    chickenpower Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is two more photos---taken today.
    Do you still think this is a Leghorn and if so....still think a female??
    That comb looks pretty red early. I really need to make sure.
    If it is a roo then I have to get rid of it, I live in city limits :(
    I think this girl/boy is about 4 weeks old.
    (Still orange from easter dye from the local feed store)

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  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockeral, that comb is very red. :/
     
  8. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little white roo....
     
  9. angellynne

    angellynne Out Of The Brooder

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    It's slightly possible it could be an after effect of the dye, but I'd say rooster.
     
  10. chickenpower

    chickenpower Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah, I was thinking the same thing :/
    But, I am going to hold on to it at least until I hear a cocka doodle doo!!! (When that happens, it will have a safe home at my aunt's house in the country...but I am still hoping it is just a red female :( I like my white little chicken we named Jorja! I guess Jorja may just end up being JORGE!!!)
     

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