Breed & Gender Help Please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JPinVT, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping you guys can help me identify a few of my chicks. I ordered them from McMurray's hatchery, and they're 6 weeks old at this point, but if they're younger in the pics, I'll mention that. Thanks in advance!

    This one is obviously a roo, but I have no idea on the breed. He was one of the "chipmunk" looking chicks when he was a baby.
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    This one is also a mystery - both breed and gender. He has 4 toes, and I don't think McMurray has silkies anyway, but I swear he looks part silkie to me. His feet are a yellowy-gray color, and his feathers are mostly white with a couple of gray and even 1 buff coming in. Very odd.
    Here's a baby picture (less than a week old):
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    And this is him at 6 weeks:
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    I believe this is a silver-spangled hamburg roo?
    1 week old:
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    5 weeks old:
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    And last but not least, I believe this guy is a cochin, but I'm not sure what variety (i.e. what he'll look like when he's grown up). Also, not sure on the gender, so here are a few pics of him at 6 weeks:
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    Please say pullet on this one - he's my most friendly chick! He hops right into my lap and onto my arm whenever I go in the coop.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    The 5 week old green legged chick is an Easter Egger.

    The first one might be a brown leghorn.
     
  3. Fluffy Chick 15

    Fluffy Chick 15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the first few chicks are a breed call "Adorable" and "Cute" LOL [​IMG] Wish I could be more help.... [​IMG]
     
  4. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 looks like a cochin, #3 looks like a possible Easter Egger because of the green legs, and they all look like boys to me, except maybe the last one
     
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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm going to say:

    Looks like a Brown leghorn rooster, but he appears to have a rose comb
    Splash Cochin
    Rooster (duh) those legs look awfully green which would suggest EE, but he doesn't look like the typical EE male. Looks like a mix of some sort, he has a strange comb.
    Has a pea comb, so light brahma and sorry, but I think he's a roo.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    1. Poor quaility GLW
    2. Splash Cochin bantam
    3. SSH roo
    4. Buff Brahma
     
  7. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Usually, we think single comb when we think leghorn - - - - but accouding to some websites including Purely Poultry link below - - - it is possible for some leghorns to have rosecombs. It could be the a GLW too - - - I just expected more gold lacing on it [​IMG]

    Since EE's are a mix anyway - - - they really can have any kind of comb [​IMG] Green legs are the clue there. [​IMG]

    http://purelypoultry.com/leghorn-chickens-p-467.html
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it looks to have green legs. The comb looks like a mix of 2 combs (not the typical pea comb) that sometimes happens with crosses. I'm well aware they are a mix and can have any type of comb, but this one looked different - like a pea and rose comb mixed together, which is why I mentioned it.

    It's also not the typical EE color pattern. And it could also just be the photo that's making the legs appear green.
     
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  9. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 looks like some kind of wyandotte
    #2 looks like a splash cochin
    #3 ? no idea
    #4 looks like a dark brahma roo
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Rosecomb or wyandotte ?
    Cochin--100%
    wyandotte ?
    brahma--100%

    and yes, McMurrays has silkies
     
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