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Breed question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Irajoe, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me the breed of the 2 day old chicks shown below? The eggs came from a mixed yard of RIR, Reds, and Plymouth Rocks. If either is a red, is the darker color a female?

    In the 1st picture, I'm most interested in know what the one is with the dark stripe on its head.

    Thank you!

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015
  2. donrae

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    Unless both parents are the same breed, the chicks are mixed breed birds. No way to sex at this young age.
     
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  5. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses...very helpful.

    If any of the chicks are not mixed, they'd be either the Plymouth Rock or RIR. I should have made clear that I wasn't looking as much for certainty in the breed as much as whether either of them favored what a Plymouth Rock or RIR would look like when newly hatched.

    And, I wasn't considering that the sex link trait would be lost in the case of a mixed Red.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. donrae

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    What color Rock?
     
  7. Irajoe

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    Thanks for asking...white rock.
     

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