Can anyone tell me what kind of chickes these are????? (Pixs)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by StephanieD, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know what kind of chicks these are? I haven't a clue about chicken breeds! They are 6 days old. Too soon to tell?

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  2. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Where did you get them at? [​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    2 New Hampshire Red, 1 Buff Orpington
     
  4. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. cininohio

    cininohio Out Of The Brooder

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    If you got them at tractor supply, then you probably got the golden comet and tetra tint. Mine looked just like that.
     
  6. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from a private individual. Can you really sex them by the size/length of their feathers?
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Some say you can, others say Only if the parents have the right genes for fast growing feathers in hens. Personally I've read that all hens grow feathers faster than the males so I'm confused. I tried it with my new chicks (black orpingtons) and when they finally get old enough to tell for sure, I'll let you know.
     
  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Yes they have to be bred for feather sexing. It is the males that will have longer pin feathers at first if they are bred for it. Most breeds are not.
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    So here is the main reason for my confusion: After seeing videos of how to do this, and looking at my own, there is a definite difference in feathers that correspond to what the ones in the videos look like, yet mine have not been bred for feather sexing. Maybe the dad does have this gene accidently? Don't know.
     
  10. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took these pictures yesterday and their feathers have grown A LOT! I should take some more pixs today.....[​IMG]
     

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