Breed and gender of these hen+chicks please??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ElanorAdler, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. ElanorAdler

    ElanorAdler In the Brooder

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    Hello!!

    These are the new additions to my family, Tilly and her three babies. I have no idea what breed she is, I got her from a neighbour's daughter who has a few chickens. The only thing I know about the chicks is that they are 6 weeks old (well now maybe 7 or 8, it took a while for them to arrive) and that their father is not the same breed as Tilly. I was told he was a Bantam but there are lots of different ones.
    Two of the chicks are mainly brown and identical; the third one is all black and the shape of its little bum is also different (the feathers of the tails of the other two kind of stick up a bit sometimes). DSCN1904.JPG DSCN1932.JPG

    Tilly makes a very special noise, it's not the typical cluck, it's something between a tweet and a purr, like a squeaky "prrrriiii". Also, if she feels threatened, she puffs the feathers of her neck. DSCN1895.JPG DSCN1898.JPG

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Tilly looks like an ameraucana or ester Egger cross. The black chick looks rumpless.
    ETA: Mom is probably Easter Egger. Chicks look like they have some polish in them. Are they her chicks(as in did she lay the egg they hatched from) or did she just hatch them?
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hen is an Easter Egger...Looks to me like she is not the real mother but the Hen that set and hatched the eggs..Black chick looks like a Silkie cross and brown ones look to be Polish cross.....
     
  4. ElanorAdler

    ElanorAdler In the Brooder

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    I understood that Tilly was the one laying the eggs, but honestly I can't be 100% sure. Actally my husband said he remembered the previous owner saying something about "polish", so it could be that the father was a Polish Bantam.
     
  5. ElanorAdler

    ElanorAdler In the Brooder

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    Any idea of the gender of the chicks? Any easy indicators you might think of? I can't really approach them they just run away.
     
  6. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Too young yet...A few more weeks before you can tell...
     
  8. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    X2 chickens really
     
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  10. ElanorAdler

    ElanorAdler In the Brooder

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    By the way, is being "rumpless" something bad? Is it a mutation, or an indication of its breed/gender?
     

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