Can someone identify breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamahenmartinez, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. mamahenmartinez

    mamahenmartinez Just Hatched

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    Can someome help me identify the breed of this chicken? And if possible gender? [​IMG]
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    It was in a mix bin and no one could tell me what it was but its so beautiful I am very curious
     
  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Look like a EE too young to tell the gender.
     
  3. mamahenmartinez

    mamahenmartinez Just Hatched

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    Awesome thank you, I just wasnt sure if maybe someone could tell the gender because I see posts on here sometimes where people ask at 4 weeks and csn tell and this one is right at 4 weeks.
     
  4. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    You are welcome!
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

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    agreed

    Most chicks can't be sexed till at least 6 weeks and even then some are still a mystery. Although there have been (but very few) chicks that were sexed younger just because of some obvious traits or they were bred to be sexed at hatch.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That chick is not 4 weeks old. More like 2 weeks.
     
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  7. mamahenmartinez

    mamahenmartinez Just Hatched

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    I got this one when he was a week old on april 11th.
     
  8. Farmgirl1971

    Farmgirl1971 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok breeding question

    I know red sex links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red Rooster and a Delaware hen. The chicks come out Roosters white, hens red because rooster take their color gene from momma, and hens get their color gene from papa.

    So my question is this -
    If my hens are Delaware does it really matter what the Roo Is? As long as he isn't white, won't the boy chicks be white and anything non white would be a hen?
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I hatch and raise Easter Eggers. I raise about 50 to 100 chicks a year. Your's is, at most, 2 weeks old. Was likely under 3 days old when you purchased it.
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

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    Not a breeding expert here [​IMG] but I believe to make a RSL you need a father with the gold gene and a mother with the silver gene. You can read more about it in this full detail thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
     

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