Can anyone ID this chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joneus, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 2 separate batches of eggs at the same time. One set was all EE's & the other was a barnyard mix that could have included marans, orps, ee's, yokohamas (I'm sure I spelled that wrong!) and phoenix's. I thought this one (who is just over 2wks old) was an EE, but he's the only one that has a tail coming in that looks like that. The other 3 have normal looking tail feathers that are*just* starting to come in.

    Any ideas? Is this one a "fancy tailed" breed? Or is he an EE that is just developing faster than the others?
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    what kind of comb does it have
     
  3. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not sure- its hard to tell (for me)

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    (ETA- excuse the dust. He/She had just been enjoying a good dig in the shavings before I pulled him/her out of the brooder for the photoshoot)
     
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  4. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sometimes (don't quote me) the females feather out faster than the males. All of mine have.
     
  5. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ooh! That would be nice!!!

    Of course- IF that is the case, it means I've just gotten rid of 4 roos, only to have to now get rid of 3 more... oy!
     
  6. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on breed pullets feather out faster then cockerals. This isnt an exact science and you shouldnt rely on this for sexing birds espcially crossbreeds. Unless you can vent sex them no way to tell forsure of the sex until they either crow or lay an egg. Right now that one looks to be a pullet but that look could easily change in a few weeks.
     
  7. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a pea comb and some muffs on the lil guy (or girl...), so I'd call it an EE.
     
  8. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats what I was thinking, too... until the tail started growing out. I guess only time will tell. I *so* hope he/she is an EE. I'm not set up or equipped to have a long tailed bird!

    Arent phoenixes & yokohamas smaller? This guy is huge compared to his/her "siblings".
     

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