Chicks breed and/or gender

Bama1

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Oct 24, 2012
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What are these little sweet hearts. About 3 1/2 -4 weeks old There are 5 chicks. They are:
One red/brown with brown legs
Two black with yellow top of beak at forehead. They have a little white under their throat. Has black legs
One back with yellow tip at end of beak is black all over. Has black legs. Is a much smaller chick than all the others also.
One yellow/white face with yellow legs


This is the back of the yellow/white, and the red/brown

Best pic I could get of the red/brown one.



Here is a good pic of a Black with the yellow at the top of beak at forehead. Also has some white under throat. And a side view of the yellow/white one.

Below is the yellow/white and the red/brown







Below is the One black with a little yellow tip on it's beak solid back everywhere. The top of it's beak is black at it's forehead.



 

Bama1

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7 Years
Oct 24, 2012
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DeKalb County, Alabama
Any idea on the black chicks breed? We are hoping that at least one of the black one's is female. I WISH all 5 are female. The hen that is raising these (we got the hen and the 5 chicks together) is a Black Breasted Red Phoenix. It doesn't look like any of these chicks are from her, but she sure is a great "Momma"!
 
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RhodeRunner

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Any idea on the black chicks breed? We are hoping that at least one of the black one's is female. I WISH all 5 are female. The hen that is raising these (we got the hen and the 5 chicks together) is a Black Breasted Red Phoenix. It doesn't look like any of these chicks are from her, but she sure is a great "Momma"!
They may very well be hers. Those chicks show a lot of Game blood, and it is possible the chicks are mixed breeds. Back in the day when I had a flock of gamefowl running around, it wasn't uncommon for my hens to hatch blacks, b.b reds, silvers, and golds in the same brood. It's early to tell what gender they are, but I'm thinking the Silver and B.B.R may be boys as females tend to have darker and wider head stripes. But, this doesn't prove true for all bloodlines.
 

Bama1

Songster
7 Years
Oct 24, 2012
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DeKalb County, Alabama
They may very well be hers. Those chicks show a lot of Game blood, and it is possible the chicks are mixed breeds. Back in the day when I had a flock of gamefowl running around, it wasn't uncommon for my hens to hatch blacks, b.b reds, silvers, and golds in the same brood. It's early to tell what gender they are, but I'm thinking the Silver and B.B.R may be boys as females tend to have darker and wider head stripes. But, this doesn't prove true for all bloodlines.
I appreciate the info! I'll give them a few more weeks and post more pics. Thanks again!
 

Bama1

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7 Years
Oct 24, 2012
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DeKalb County, Alabama
Can anyone tell the breed or gender on any of these yet? There are 5 chicks. 3 black, 1 red/brown, 1 yellow/white/greyish
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