Breed & sex? Newbie owner!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by teriz1091, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. teriz1091

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    Hi! My husband & I are new to chickens, but we got 3 chicks a couple weeks ago. They are supposed to be a Barred Rock, a Speckled Sussex & a Buff Orpington. I'm hoping they're all girls, as we cannot have roosters in the city. The chicks are 3 weeks old, so it may be too young to determine for sure, but I'm crossing my fingers. I was also curious because the one that's supposed to be a Buff Orpington seems to be too brown. I'm wondering if maybe it's an Americauna (is that right?)

    If anyone has a moment to check out a couple pictures, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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    The chicks at 5 days.

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    Buff Orpington? At 2 weeks.

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    Speckled Sussex? At 2 weeks

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    Barred Rock? At 2 weeks

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    Buff Orpington? This is the one I'm thinking might not be what we thought. It seems too dark brown to be a Buff Orpington, from what I've Googled. It's a very curious chick, and has always been the bravest of the trio. She comes up to me to be picked up now & is very interested in her surroundings.

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    The other 2 chicks. Both are hand tame but are more reserved than the other chick.

    Again, if anyone has time to give their opinion on the sex of the chicks, & the breed of the "Buff" chick, I'd greatly appreciate it!

    Teri
     
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  3. drumstick diva

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    It is much too early to evaluate them. But, the dark one with pattern coming in on wings, is in no way a Buff orpington.
     
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  5. teriz1091

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    I thought she was getting too dark to be a Buff Orpington. Any idea what it might be then? The person I got the chicks from had ordered Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Speckled Sussex, Ameracauna (spelling?), & a white bird, I don't remember the breed. Do you think the chick is one of these or is it possible that another breed ended up in the mix? I don't know anything about chickens so I don't know how accurate the sorting is at the hatchery. Thanks for the input!
     
  6. AssortedChicks

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    They all look like hens to me
     

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