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

    Apr 29, 2010
    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.

    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):
    And this is him at 6 weeks:

    I believe this is a silver-spangled hamburg roo?
    1 week old:
    5 weeks old:

    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:
    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

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    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

    Mar 19, 2010
    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

    Aug 19, 2009
    #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
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    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

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    1. Poor quaility GLW
    2. Splash Cochin bantam
    3. SSH roo
    4. Buff Brahma
  7. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    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]
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    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.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 4, 2010
  9. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    #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

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Rosecomb or wyandotte ?
    wyandotte ?

    and yes, McMurrays has silkies
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010

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