Breed help

MelIngles

Chirping
Dec 17, 2020
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We got these babies after they were abandoned at the post office. My guess on age is approx 2 weeks but I am not sure. We don’t know breed or gender. They love photos taken and pose so cute! They have bands on their legs because they all look so similar I needed something to identify them for the behavior journal. Thank you for your expertise
 

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NatJ

Crowing
Mar 20, 2017
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I'm guessing Barred Rocks.
I think there are at least two cockerels:
purple band on right leg
yellow band on left leg

There's a chance the others might be females, but I wouldn't be sure about that for at least another month, maybe two months.

(Barred Rock males get more white than the females, because of how the barring gene works. Those two have quite much clearer white bars across the wings already.)

Edit to add: if they were shipped through the Post Office, they were less than 24 hours old when they were shipped. So if you know the ship date, you will know the age as well.
 

MysteryChicken

Crossing the Road
May 31, 2018
16,805
38,244
981
East, Tawas Michigan
We got these babies after they were abandoned at the post office. My guess on age is approx 2 weeks but I am not sure. We don’t know breed or gender. They love photos taken and pose so cute! They have bands on their legs because they all look so similar I needed something to identify them for the behavior journal. Thank you for your expertise
Gorgeous Barred Rocks.
 

MysteryChicken

Crossing the Road
May 31, 2018
16,805
38,244
981
East, Tawas Michigan
I'm guessing Barred Rocks.
I think there are at least two cockerels:
purple band on right leg
yellow band on left leg

There's a chance the others might be females, but I wouldn't be sure about that for at least another month, maybe two months.

(Barred Rock males get more white than the females, because of how the barring gene works. Those two have quite much clearer white bars across the wings already.)

Edit to add: if they were shipped through the Post Office, they were less than 24 hours old when they were shipped. So if you know the ship date, you will know the age as well.
I use leg color for Barred Rock sexing. Works 99% of the time.

I'll go through, & see the sexes.
 

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