Chick with purple marked head???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Roy Rooster, May 16, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All [​IMG]

    I am new to chickens and am presently brooding my first flock.

    I have all BO's one with a marked head, looks like a purple marker
    was used to mark its head.

    My question is, I did order from a breeder who sexes the chicks. I did order
    one rooster, could this mark be the breeder marking the roosters when
    sexing the chicks??

    Just wondering what other chicken owners thought.

    thanks,
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Most hatcheries mark their cockerels like that. Sometimes, if there is one different breed in an order of other lookalike chicks, they'll mark that one for the customer as well, if it's requested.
     
  3. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I did not request it or even knew to request that he be marked.

    It just seemed kind of funny to me. I ordered 1 rooster and 16
    hens and exactly one chick has a purple mark on its head.

    Looks like a purple
    sharpie was used to mark him.

    Nice to know which on the rooster
    is from the get go.

    [​IMG]:jumpy
     

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