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Classroom chicks... anyone know what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DianeA5, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. DianeA5

    DianeA5 Hatching

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    At the end of the school year my 8 year old son and his class got to incubate and hatch some eggs. Since we had decided to embark on our chicken journey this year and built a coop with more room than just for the six chickens we bought this spring, he was able to bring 2 home. The chicks are 5 weeks old and here are a few pictures. I'm guessing they are too young yet to tell what gender they are, but I would appreciate any input on the breed[​IMG]
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    This is the one my son calls "brownie."
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    This is "Yoga", because of all the crazy stretches it does.
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    These are just some pics of our other girls. They are about 15 weeks, and we can't wait for eggs! We have 3 red sex-linked and the 3 white are various: My son believes at least 2 are rocks, but our third one has some brown in her wings, so I'm thinking she might be a mix.

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    The brown in the wings of the one white bird does demonstrate the mixed nature. This could even be an intentional, reverse sex link. Lots of these around and they sometimes go by Tints or Amber Links, etc. Good layers. The reddish bird is likely a pullet coming into lay. The snow white bird is also a pullet coming into lay.
     
  3. maran man 32

    maran man 32 Chirping

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    Yup I agree there mutts but there's still good looking
     
  4. Mutts and 'yoga' is a boy... Brownie one looks to be a boy, but could end up pullet easily. Coin toss at this point
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    Fred.. At this point 'brownie' could go either way... No way to say its a pullet like you can do with roos... When pullets start getting big combs but yellow, they become PITA's lol. If any red combs through the wattles or comb, then roo for sure
     
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  5. DianeA5

    DianeA5 Hatching

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    Thanks for the info! We pretty much figured they are a hodge podge, but I figured it didn't hurt to ask[​IMG]

    My husband was thinking yoga was a roo, I guess I was a non-believer as the bird is very calm and quiet.

    As for brownie, we get to wait and see!!! Brownie right now is very active, noisy, and almost seems to be nervous. The bird also has thick legs and large feet, larger than the other "yoga". I also read somewhere that a rooster's feathers are slower to come in. I noticed the other day when we had them outside that under the wings is just light fluff none of the main feather as you see on the back. So, not sure if this lends itself to being more towards the roo side (one with small comb) or just what the bird is.

    Again, this is our first summer with chickens, it's an adventure everyday!!![​IMG]
     
  6. That does lend it to being a boy, but still has a small yellow comb.
    Hope you can keep Roos, because you very well may end up with 2 :) (but with older hens they'll be very well behaved)
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Those are cross breeds or mutts.
     

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