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can anyone help me identify breed & sex?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mydog8it, May 17, 2011.

  1. mydog8it

    mydog8it Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 13, 2010
    I have some 8 week old chicks and I was hoping someone might be able to help me identify a couple of these breeds [​IMG]

    "Squirrel" was a packing peanut. He/She is a standard size chicken and was solid white as a chick. Squirrel has a pale buff head and white body now - does anyone know what kind of chicken this is, and if there's a way to tell if it's a boy or a girl?

    "Elbie" was a free mystery rare breed bantam chick. I'm pretty sure it's a rosecomb... Any thoughts on breed & sex?

    "Marishka" and "Begock" were supposed to be sexed female polish chicks, but their tails are different so I'm pretty sure one of them is a roo. Can anyone confirm?

    Lastly, does anyone know if there's a way to determine sex on a frizzle at this age?

  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    Squirrel looks like an Easter Egger because of the Green Legs. Not sure about the sex.

  3. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

    Jan 22, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    can you show the faces of the Polish? The boys have a swept back Elvis haircut and the girls have a ball-shaped poof. Also, are there any shiny green longer feathers over the tail (boy)? Feathers with a pointy end (boy) or plain black rounded end feathers (girl)?

    I'm thinking from what I can see, the top one looks more girl and the bottom looks more boy.
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  4. mydog8it

    mydog8it Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 13, 2010
    Nate - I was wondering about the green skin. He/She doesn't look anything like my other EEs, but I know they vary. Thanks for the feedback!

    Zoomom - Well, going by the shape of their poofs, I'd say they're probably both girls, but judging from the pointiness of their feathers, I'd say both boys. lol. They were very uncooperative when it came to getting good photos of their faces, but I uploaded a bunch of the best I could get to flickr: http:[email protected]/sets/72157626644452527/ There are also a couple pics of a bantam polish chick in there, which I'm almost positive is a boy now. He looks like elvis! Thanks for the tips - I'd love any more feedback!

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