Breed / Gender ID - 1st graders hatched them!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5Gr8tKids, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. 5Gr8tKids

    5Gr8tKids Out Of The Brooder

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    We have adopted 6 chicks that were hatched by some local 1st graders. We've been having fun trying to guess breed/gender, but as first time chicken keepers we really have no idea :D

    What do you think?? All were hatched from Murray McMurray eggs. Thanks!
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  2. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am guessing that Sunny is a boy. It's comb is very wide and full looking. Potter looks like it will be awesome.... maybe a girl? Sorry I'm not more helpful. Two weeks ago I got my first batch of chickens and I'll soon be playing the same guessing game you are.
     
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  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see completely, but Dotty's comb looks pretty large also, so he/she may be a roo. What types are they? They are adorable
     
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  4. vicki017

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  5. 5Gr8tKids

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    Thanks! We have no idea what breed they are, the school just ordered an egg assortment. I thought Dotty and Stripey were the same breed (and appear to be a roo Dotty and hopefully a hen stripey) but now I'm not sure because their combs don't look to be the same type!?

    Sunny does have a wide comb, and I'm thinking boy. Slow to feather and was the original 'bully' of the bunch.

    Any thoughts on breeds? I'll add some hatchling pictures if that helps.

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  6. vicki017

    vicki017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea on breed but they are adorable! And they could still be the same breed like in Easter Eggers males have 3 comb and females have a single comb, you may have to play the waiting game for now. I've been playing that game for a couple weeks now on one I'm suspicious of being a male :lau (mine are 5 weeks old right now)
     
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  7. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry if I confused you. I meant that Dotty had a larger comb than the other chicks. All of your chicks appear to have single combs except for Sunny. Dotty and maybe Stripey appear to be silver-laced( maybe silver penciled for Stripey).
     
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  8. 5Gr8tKids

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    Good thought on the combs, I didn't think of that! So much to learn!
     
  9. 5Gr8tKids

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    No confusion! Dotty does seem to have a larger comb and it has seemed redder for at least a week! Dotty's appears to be flatter, and not have the ridge like the single comb ones. I'll have to look up the difference between the silver laced and silver penciled. As new hatchlings, we thought they looked very similar.
     
  10. 5Gr8tKids

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    Any thoughts on the breeds of these little ones?
     

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