Breed and Gender help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Werforpsu, May 3, 2016.

  1. Werforpsu

    Werforpsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking to determine the breed and/or gender of some of these chicks. I know that my black are Stars (sex links) and 'should' all be female. I am wondering about the 4 yellows 3ish weekers and the 1 red 6-7ish weeker.
    Here is the red one
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    And the yellows:

    the "twins" they look almost identical...
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    Our all blond chick
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    Our red headed yellow chick. This one is similar to the twins but darker.
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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you get them from a feedstore? do you know what breeds they Could be? My vote would be something along the lines of a "FeedStore Red" which I use to describe anything from a RIR, NewHamp, Leghorn ect. Because as youngin's you can't tell until they're usually adults. I would say probably your older red bird is a RIR or EE or Mix :3
     
  3. Werforpsu

    Werforpsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red one came from an FFA sponsored farm fun day. My 6 year old 'won' it by catching it. I'm not sure of the origin but I think that an FFA kid hatched this thing from their back yard flock. I say that because I can't imagine them letting the area kids 'win' chickens that cost as much as a feed store chick. They 'gave away' between 30 and 40 birds that day (along with rabbits and pigs).

    The four yellowish ones came from an Amish animal auction. I didn't buy them directly, but apparently, they will put various lots of chicks up for sale and you buy the whole lot. These guys/gals would most likely be a cross of some sort then and would have been hatched by a hen. I was just hoping for some sort of idea as to the breeds because I want to try to figure out if they are hens/roos and not knowing the breed makes it even more difficult!
     
  4. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they all look like pullets for now :)
     
  5. Werforpsu

    Werforpsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have no idea how happy that possibility makes me. This is our first flock. I don't necessarily want a roo and I REALLY don't want several of them. The yellow birds like to peck at each other and the red bird. The behavior has been making me think possible roos.

    The girl who bought the yellow ones 'thinks' that there are at least two Ameraucanas. I was looking at pictures and I saw some Wheaten Ameraucana chicks. The coloring looks pretty close to the 'twins'. (Peanut and Patches)

    Also I have found some pictures of RIR mixes and production reds that look close to the red one (Strawberry).

    The red headed yellow chick (Lucy) and the all blond one (Goldie) are the ones with the most question marks. I know that Ameraucanas can have lots of coloring variation (especially if they got crossed with something like an EE.)
     
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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    They are too young to determine gender unfortunately. [​IMG] However, none of them are looking overly suspicious to me. I agree with @CascadiaRiver on the breeds.
     
  7. drumstick diva

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  8. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    The red definitely looks like an Easter Egger... not sure about the others but so cute! :)
     
  9. Werforpsu

    Werforpsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well our largest one (the assumed RIR/Production Red) is acting more 'hen like' by the day. She ducks her head and crouches down if pecked at by one of the yellow chickens. AND this morning when I turned their light on in the brooder room, 2 of the black sex links were practically UNDER her instead of being in the available heated area like their sisters. She didn't look like she was loving the company in her personal space, but she allowed it. Yesterday when I caught them all snoozing, she was in the middle, with all the little chickens around her. Maybe I am completely bonkers, but I think those things sound 'hen like'
     
  10. Werforpsu

    Werforpsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, just to keep me on my toes one of our black sex links is growing and looking 'different' from the rest.
    [​IMG]We bought them at TSC and they are about 3-4 weeks old. They were labeled as pullets though I understand that sexing chicks is about 90% accurate.
    The chick seems to have white stripes on the wings and a white spot on the head. Is this a roo or is there variance in the pullet coloring?
     

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