Breed and gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kirky7, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. kirky7

    kirky7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Could someone please advise me as to what breed of chicken I have here and whether it is a roo or pullet? I believe it is 4-5 weeks old! Thanks [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  6. ChickenManTN

    ChickenManTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red comb & wattles at 4-5 weeks, slow development on the wing feathers, probably a male. As for the breed I couldn't guess.
     
  7. kirky7

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    Thanks... Just as I suspected in both cases! Got him from a school hatchling program and tried to look everywhere on BYC for a breed diagnosis with no luck so I assumed it was a bit of a mix breed! My kids will be devastated he is a roo! I Brought 3 bantams as their 1st ever pets 2 weeks ago, 1 got taken by a cat and so we got this roo from daycare! 1 of the other bantams I took back suspecting it was a male and now this 1 is a roo too! Great 1st pet owning experience... Not!
     
  8. kirky7

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    I think from further research it might be an amberlink?
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Amberlinks are hybrids specifically bred for laying ability and feather sexing. So, you very well might have the offspring of red and white hybrids and maybe they were Amberlinks or one of the red sexlinked varieties. But, it's unlikely you have a pure anything from a school hatching project. Generally, farmers donate eggs from their flock for those.

    And yeah, a red comb that young is a cockerel.
     
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