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Can you help me out Sexing my chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaperi, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. kaperi

    kaperi Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Hello. I have a miniature brahma with two chicks. They told me the chicks were Ameraucana X brahma. They are almost 3 month old now and I would like to know if they are pullets or Roos. Can anybody help? Thanks [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No obvious signs of being cockerels yet, so I'll vote pullet for both and cross my fingers for you! :)
     
  3. mbphotos09

    mbphotos09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree ;)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    both pullets at this moment - however, the one closest to the camera has a bit more comb - keep on eye on it.
     
  5. kaperi

    kaperi Out Of The Brooder

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    here is a more recent one from today [​IMG]
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They both look like pullets [​IMG]

    Not sure what breed they are, but they're not Brahma or Ameraucana. Brahma have feathered legs, which is dominant. Brahma and Ameraucana both have pea combs, which are dominant. Ameraucana have beards/muffs, which are partially dominant. Your pullets have none of those traits.
     
  7. kaperi

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    Thanks for your help

    Hum! I wondered why they were looking so different from their mother. I had them at 2 weeks of age and they were with their mother, my mini brahma. I wonder how it can happen and I also wonder what breed they are. Any guesses?
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A hen will happily set on any eggs. She has no idea if they're genetically hers, she's just thrilled to have eggs when she's broody. the lady I got my bantam Cochins from used them to hatch out peafowl eggs [​IMG]. Poor momma never seemed to care that the babies were about as big as her at hatch......

    Anyway, they look like good old fashioned barnyard mix. Without knowing what parent breeds are possible, it's going to be hard to say what they are.
     
  9. kaperi

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    Haha! Yes that's my case too, her babies are as big as hers!

    They have black skin and legs though, is that a breed particularity except for the silky?
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Silkie is by far the most common black skinned bird. But, if it's from a silkie, it's a few generations removed. I'm not seeing any other silkie characteristics like feathered legs, crests/beards, five toes. And the body shape is all wrong for a silkie. They're kind of built like Leghorns, something long and lean. maybe some game bird influence?
     

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