Breed or gender guess?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lynnbug90, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. lynnbug90

    lynnbug90 New Egg

    Sep 7, 2014
    I'm new to keeping chickens and I picked up my first eight chicks at Atwoods. Employees had no clue on breed(s) and they were sold as straight run. I have had them for about two weeks now. Does anyone have a guess on the breed or any tips for identifying the gender?

  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    They look like Silver Laced Wyandottes to me, but it is too young to tell gender. You should get a better idea on gender when they are 6-8 weeks of age, at which point the cockerels will develop larger combs/wattles and may begin crowing.
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    The ones in back look to have rose combs, maybe be (Silver or Gold Laced) Wyandottes, the stripy ones up front probably Plymouth Barred Rocks if single combs. Little young to tell gender, if the barred ones are rocks, often the ones with big head spots are males.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    The chick on the left in the back looks like a black Australorp. The ones with black and white feathers (like the one on the far right) are probably Barred Plymouth Rocks. The two in the center of the photo with the flat combs look like Silver Laced Wyandottes.
  5. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2014
    Middle-East Ohio
    Looks like 3 silver laced wyandottes (3 center with mottled brown faces), 2 austrolorps( white faced on far left and back right), and 2 dominique ( barred front --- I say this because the comb looks flat and very wide, but barred rocks are a possibility.)

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