breed/sex help please:)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beepbeepinajeep, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two larger chickens were sold to me as Americauna pullets. The colored chicks were given to my kids by my sister & I would guess they are a light colored breed (maybe white leghorn?). Are the colored chicks male? I really appreciate the help! TIA!

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    And Orange bosses them all around. It will even lay right on top of Henny or Penny... even will take a ride on them sometimes.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

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    Judging by comb, I would say orange is a girl, red is a boy & blue is ??? Looks like they will feather out white.

    The dye is injected into the egg a week to a week and a half before hatch, so they theoretically could be either gender.

    Leghorns are a good guess as it looks like they have white earlobes--of course I haven't really paid much attention to when earlobes develop colour [​IMG]
     
  3. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be wonderful if we had only one rooster:) I am a little surprised by how dominant that little orange one is! Orange is so friendly too... dominant & friendly. Well, they are all very affectionate. My childhood memories of being around chickens were of being pecked trying to collect eggs;)

    Do you think I'll be able to tell sex on blueberry pretty soon? I do notice that Orange's comb seems a little smaller than Strawberry.

    That is wild that they inject the dye before they are born. Does it hurt them at all? I wonder who thought that up!
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    The three colored chicks, will be white leghorn roosters.

    Those are the one sold for easter chicks.

    White leghorn rooster, not much good for anything(no meat) except pets.
     
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  5. beepbeepinajeep

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    If they color them before they hatch, how do they sex them? Or do they just take the pullets
     
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    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:they sell the pullet to laying farms. vent sex after hatching.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

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    They've been dying chicks in the shell for decades--often for scientific study, but in some states it is outlawed, or at least outlawed for sale.

    It doesn't seem to affect health or viability if done correctly. Food colouring is used, and a small amount is injected barely into the shell. Google "dying chicks" and you should find several sites that describe the process. Since it is done before hatch, there is no way to determine gender.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Oh yes they sex them like always ,vent sex. after hatching
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Wow come on people, you can order sex chicks from any hatchery. just because they color them dont mean they cant sex them!!!!


    Yes the first 3 look like pullets.
     
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