Breed/Gender thoughts?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tjkdlhb, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. tjkdlhb

    tjkdlhb Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you help with breed/gender for these 4? They are all a little over 3 weeks old.

    1. I think this one is part silkie. 5 toes and black skin, but is feathering in differently than my other silkies.

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    2. This one is a Barred Rock, wondering for extra opinions on gender. Sorry about pic quality... she(?) wasn't being cooperative.

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    3. Is this one a black sex link? I think she said it was a RIR x barred rock. Would that mean it's a female?

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    4. And last, but not least....

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    Thanks!
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get them from?
     
  3. tjkdlhb

    tjkdlhb Out Of The Brooder

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    From a local farmer. She told me a bunch of breeds when I got them, but of the ten I'm sure 6 are silkies. So I'm not sure about these.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a
    silkie cross and a cockerel
    a barred rock and a pullet
    if that cross is a correct then black sex link pullet
    looks like an ee or oe gender is hard to tell
     
  5. tjkdlhb

    tjkdlhb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! What is oe?
     
  6. tjkdlhb

    tjkdlhb Out Of The Brooder

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    Found it! Olive Egger! How exciting!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    since a couple of them are mixes, I'd go back to the seller and ask again.

    The first bird is part silkie, but not pure.
    the second bird could be a barred rock pullet, or it could be a mixed breed/black sex link cockerel.
    third bird could be a black sex link pullet, or a random mix of black x red birds. My sex links don't have that much red color on the head as a rule.
    last bird looks like a little mixed breed. Could have some blue egger genes in there, you'll just have to grow it out and see if it's female and lays colored eggs.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae. I would also look for someone else next time you want to purchase birds.
     
  9. tjkdlhb

    tjkdlhb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your help! Really hoping it's BR pullet and not sex linked cockerel! I'm not planning on showing them or anything, just mostly curiosity... I like to read about what I have, but I'm hoping for some females, and birds that are decent layers/cold hardy and that will hopefully be ok around kids.
     

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