Breed/Gender of 7 1/2 week old chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ambe0487, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 - 71/2 week old chicks that I'm looking for breed thoughts as well as gender opinions.

    The only one I know the breed for sure on is the buff Orpington.

    Here is who they all are

    1. Blondie (Buff)
    2. Obi One (black & white barred)
    3. Ginger (golden/orange)
    4. Gus Gus (All black)
    5. Jet (Black with white lacing on neck)
    6. Kauai (White and black)
    Thanks everyone for your input!


    Kauai
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    Gus Gus and Blondie
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    Jet
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    Blondie
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Where did the chicks come from?

    Blondie is a buff Orp, and I'm thinking cockerel from those wattles.

    Obi One looks like a cuckoo Marans pullet.

    Jet looks like a mixed breed, probably pullet.

    Kauai looks like a pullet, but I'm not sure of breed. Can we get a pic showing the legs also?

    Ginger's coloring looks male, but I'd expect a lot more comb at this age. It also has nice thin legs, cockerels' legs are usually thicker. Looks like a mixed breed.


    Gus could be something like a Sumatra. From the amount of comb, I'm thinking cockerel.
     
  3. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They came from 2 local farms that I bought eggs from and are were all from blue, green or brown eggs. I think all but the buff are likely mixes but can't be sure. It was more of a "I have extra eggs from my combined pen if anyone is interested in hatching some." I know there were EE's, Ayam Cemani, Isa Browns, Isbar, rhodebar, Bresse and cream Legbars. The buff was given to me by someone else which is why I know what that one is for sure.

    Yeah Gus I'm sure is a cockerel :(. I was thinking both boy and female of the buffs had wattles So my fingers were crossed it was a girl. :confused:.
    Let me see if I can get a photo of Kauai's legs. Yeah Ginger has been confusing me as well. Honestly, besides Gus Gus, I wasn't seeing any major "I'm a cockerel for sure." My last hatch I not only knew who were boys by 4 weeks, I had some crowing by 5 weeks.
     
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  4. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a photo of Kauai's legs from last week. [​IMG]
     
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    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, my good friend named him! More and more I think Ginger is a cockerel as well. She is very dominating in this group and her and Gus Gus dance fight a lot! ;) Kauai is the "chicken" of the group. She will freak out running around squawking to get away from me! :p
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

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    Ginger is definitely looking suspicious.
    Aren't their different personalities and attitudes so great!?
     
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    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, every hatch is very different and every breed can be so different with personalities. :love
     
  9. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not good on the breeds but I'm good at genders.


    Kauai - Thinking Cockerel.

    Ginger - Thinking pullet.

    Gus Gus - Thinking Cockerel

    Blondie - Definite pullet.

    Jet - Thinking pullet.

    Obi One - Definite pullet. Love the name though!

    Blondie last pictures - Still definite pullet.
     
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    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :celebrate. :weee

    Thanks for your input and I like the odds you're giving me!!

    I knew there was a high likelihood that both Kauai and Ginger were boys so I'm hoping you are right with at least Ginger being a female. I've accepted that Gus Gus is a boy with the the size of that comb and the maroon waddles he is developing!
     

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