Breed and Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crusting, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. crusting

    crusting Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone want to venture a guess what breed this is and whether it is a pullet or cockerel? It's 6-7 weeks old.

    We're looking for a mate for our recently made-friendless 8 week old (her friend turned out to be a cockerel). This one is available....I'm wanting to be really careful to try to avoid another cockerel. This one was hatched from eggs on a neighbor's farm, but she isn't sure who the parents are...she said maybe RIR and part silkie, or game bird. Not sure what game bird means....

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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd definitely say part silkie with that dark skin. How many toes has she got?
    It looks like a pullet to me so far.
     
  3. crusting

    crusting Out Of The Brooder

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    5 toes!
     
  4. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's the third chicken I've seen with that pattern. Whatever it is, I love it.
     
  5. crusting

    crusting Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you, time out! Anyone else have an opinion???
     
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely part silkie! Maybe part game bird, hard to say what the other part is for sure. game bird usually mean Old English Game bantam, but sometimes it means some other type of game. [​IMG]
     
  7. crusting

    crusting Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, mama! Do you think it's male or female?
     
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  9. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet, Wyandotte X Silkie?
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    girl. [​IMG]
     

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