Comb type and gender of 11-week old "sexlink" (cross)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ccmarie, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. ccmarie

    ccmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were supposed to be sexlinks (a black star and a cinnamon queen), but I don't trust the seller. My other chickens of the same age (11 weeks) are easy to tell now, but the different comb on these two is confusing me. Is that a rose maybe?

    Dumpling ("black star")

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    Boo ("Cinnamon queen")

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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are not sexlinks. Both are roosters and they have pea combs.
     
  3. ccmarie

    ccmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any idea what they might be?
    I got them from an egg assortment. The list of breeds was:
    Blue Splash Maran, Cuckoo Maran, Ameracauna, White Leghorn, Black Star, Java, Speckled Sussex, Dark Cornish, RIR, and Cinnamon Queen
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first looks like a Dark cornish, second a cornish/RIR cross
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    they both look like mixed birds to me as they dont have the cornish head and the black and red one has the wrong leg color for it also
     
  6. ccmarie

    ccmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure didn't look Cornish when they were babies either.

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  7. ccmarie

    ccmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So for sure they're both boys?
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    those are both mixed cockerels
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, they are both roosters. We may not be able to tell breed/mix, but we can tell gender.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, mixed. The first one could have something like copper marans, but it's the wrong comb. The second one is just a generic looking red bird, but again wrong comb for most production red types. And all boys.
     

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