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Breed and Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fallenone05, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Fallenone05

    Fallenone05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!
    I've got this three week old chick who's a mystery. Any guesses on breed would be great!
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    This one is a d'uccle! 5 weeks old.
    Guesses on gender would be fantastic.
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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Your d'uccle is a girl. A boy would've sprouted a big comb and wattles by 5 weeks. Not sure about the breed your other chick though. Hopefully someone else can help.
     
  3. Fallenone05

    Fallenone05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I'm going to get a good picture of my hatchling tomorrow. I'm hoping they're a female too since their comb isn't very developed at all, either.. Their lineage is speckled sussex rooster x production red hen, and I'm wondering if what they are has anything to do with it?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The first chick looks like an Easter Egger. That pea comb is fairly well developed for such a young chick, probably a cockerel, but still too young to be sure.
     
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    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Fallenone05

    Fallenone05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!
    Now the choice of (if it is a cockerel) to keep him, or to get rid of him..
     
  7. Fallenone05

    Fallenone05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my hatchling! Also 5 weeks old.
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    At first I thought they were a roo but their comb isn't very big, but they're getting some really red wattles?
     
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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Production Red, pullet for now. Wattles do flush when chicks are excited or stressed.
     
  9. Fallenone05

    Fallenone05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boo. I was hoping she'd have some of her daddy's (speckled sussex) markings on her, but I guess her mom's genes are gonna come through more. She's got some smoky gray/black on the backs of her legs close by her skin but oh well! Thank you! :D
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Speckling is a recessive gene. Takes a copy from each parent to express.
     

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