Can I please have advice on the breed of my babies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Unlyshed, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Unlyshed

    Unlyshed Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Morning BYC!

    Does anyone know what breed these babies may be? Also opinions on gender would be much appreciated!

    Midas, 9 weeks old, 4 toes
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    Storm, 5 weeks old, 5 toes
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    Cleopatra, 5 weeks old, 5 toes
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    Nyx, 5 weeks old, 5 toes
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Midas is a Red Cochin cockerel, if I am seeing feathered feet.

    The others appear to be Silkies or Silkie crosses, but they are not my area of expertise.
     
  3. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    i agree with speckledhen well its 5:46 pm were i live lol
     
  4. Unlyshed

    Unlyshed Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks speckledhen!

    Midas has VERY feathered feet, and I just googled pictures of Red Cochin and think you may be right!

    What do you see that makes you think cockerel? (I'm really hoping for hen! Haha)
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At that age, NO pullet has that big red comb and wattles. It's definitely male, no doubt about it. Sorry! I have one Cochin bantam rooster, black. He's a hoot, thinks he's ten feet tall and rules his large fowl women with a iron beak. Xander is a pretty cool little dude and I'm sure Midas will be, too.
     
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  6. Unlyshed

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    Ahhh I'll have to check the rules of my area regarding keeping roosters [​IMG][​IMG]. I picked Midas from a bunch of 5 chicks at 4 weeks old, as it was the smallest, calmest, and had next to no comb. The farmer agreed it was a hen [​IMG] .. ah well thats the risk you take!
     
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  7. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Midas is definitely a cockerel and looks to be a Red Cochin Bantam. The next two Silkies are partridge in color and the last is black. As for genders of the Silkies, it is much too early to tell yet. It would be better to wait until they are at least twelve weeks old to even make a guess. [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Midas is a doll - hope you can keep him. The silkies are much too young to sex
     
  9. Unlyshed

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    Ahh well I must have known Midas was a boy when I named her after a king!

    Awesome, silkies are hilarious! Thanks for your input!
     
  10. Unlyshed

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    Yeah I am very attached to Midas! Its been a hectic few weeks dealing with conjunctivitis and sinusitis and Midas is finally on the mend.. I can't give up my baby! Brainstorming solutions atm!
     

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