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Breed and gender questions for new chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by THChix, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. THChix

    THChix Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I just brought home 8 new chicks and we were hoping for help with the gender of our Barred Rock chicks and the breed of our "mystery" chicks. They are all supposed to be pullets but we have seen some questionable information.[​IMG]
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Production Reds for the red chicks and the black ones could be Australorps, Jersey Giants, or black sexlink pullets. With hatchery vent sexing, it's usually about 90% accurate. There is always a possibility of a getting a mis-sexed chick or two.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    And they are too young to sex based on pictures. Try again when they are mostly feathered in.
     
  4. THChix

    THChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I had just read a thread that someone posted about sight sexing chicks and was wondering if these were old enough. Excited to see what we have!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    please post new photos once they are feathered out
     
  6. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    With hatchery stock, head spot sexing can be inaccurate. It takes a very practiced eye, very familiar with a specific line, to pick out the differences.
     
  8. THChix

    THChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all. I will post more pictures as they feather out.
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Can't wait to see them when they are older!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     

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