Breed Id and Gender Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by purplequeenvt, May 11, 2011.

  1. purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I've posted pictures of these guys before and gotten some helpful responses, so I thought I try again and see if I can get some more help. Thanks!

    Chick #1 - Zippy. Current age is about 6 weeks. This is my Mystery Chicken. I have spent *forever* trying to figure out what he is. I think Zippy is a roo.
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    Chick #2 - Priscilla. 6 weeks old. She is an OEGB, but what color?? BB red?
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    Chick #3 - Diablo. 6 weeks old. Gold Sebright. Is it a boy?
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    Chick #4 - Speckles. 6 weeks old. Golden Sebright. Girl?
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    Chick #5 - Lola. 6 weeks old. Porcelain d'Uccle. Girl?
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    New chicks....I bought the following chicks (and 3 Pekin ducks) from someone a couple weeks ago. Supposedly, they were 2 weeks old when I got them.
    This one and her sister were supposed to be meat birds, but I don't think the are....any thoughts on breed? The other is all white, but this one has red spots on a few feathers.
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    This is Mini Stooge. She thinks she's a duck. My guess is she's some sort of production red.
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  2. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white one at the bottom reminds me of a Cornish X and the one below looks like my Golden Comets. I was told here that a Golden Comet is a red sex link.

    I'm still new with chickens so I could be wrong. [​IMG]
     
  3. purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I'm fairly certain that the white one isn't a cornish x. I've raised meaties before and, at a month old, she should be much bigger than she is. She is fully feathered with no bare patches and she also doesn't have the "stuff-your-face-as-fast-as-possible" mentality that cornish crosses have.
     
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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Diablo is a boy.
    Mini Stooge (love the name BTW) is a pullet and a red sex link.
    Zippy is a rooster (no idea on breed though)
    Speckles - Sebrights can be tricky, but I'd guess a girl.
    Lola - girl
    White one with red on the wings - could be a male red sex link, or a meatie mix. Those legs are awfully thick.
     
  5. purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The legs look thicker in the picture. *She* (the person I got them from told me they were "meat hens") actually has rather delicate legs, which is part of the reason I don't think it's a meat bird.
     
  6. langshan_gal

    langshan_gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Priscilla is a BB Red. I have some Modern BB Reds and her color is exactly the same as my pullets.
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:The legs look thicker in the picture. *She* (the person I got them from told me they were "meat hens") actually has rather delicate legs, which is part of the reason I don't think it's a meat bird.

    Do you have a closer shot of the comb? It may be a girl, it doesn't look pure meatie, but could be a cross of a meatie and another breed. (which would explain the thicker legs)
     
  8. purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 1st 3 pictures are of Marbles (the one with red) and the 4th is of Tootles (the all white one). I believe that they originally came from TSC, if that helps at all.
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    Something about the angle makes them look bigger and thicker than they actually are. In real life, these 2 do not look meaty at all. I have raised many meat birds in the past and these just aren't the same.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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