Do all roosters have red combs or w/e? Oh and pics!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Barbeque, May 12, 2010.

  1. Barbeque

    Barbeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry if this is a silly question, but I was wondering if the chicks with darker brown or black little bumpy things above their beaks (assuming it's the comb or w/e you call it coming in)are most likely girls.
    When can I tell the difference? They are 3 and 1/2 weeks old. I have 2 golden sebrights, silver laced polish, 2 BRs(can BRs have feathered feet?), wyandotte (chipmunk looking chick) and a frizzle.
     
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  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    3 1/2 weeks is a little early to tell roosters. Some birds start out with darker colored combs, but they all turn red eventually, except for Silkies. BR's shouldn't have feathered feet unless they are crossed with something that does. And, are you sure that your chipmunk looking one is a Wyandotte? I have Silver laced and Gold laced Wyandotte's and mine don't look like chipmunks.
     
  3. Barbeque

    Barbeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I see.
    And no, I'm just going by what others say! [​IMG]
    I'm going to take pictures and ask the couple I bought the chicks from when I pick up my coop they are now building for me. Should be this week.
    They also said their chicks are pure.
    Sooo...what could the chick in my avatar be? It has feathered feet!
     
  4. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    I'm not sure from the pic, it is too small to tell. Post some pics on here and I will try to help you out. Yours might be a cochin or a brahma or a mix.
     
  5. Barbeque

    Barbeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Yup, not a Barred Rock. Looks like a black cochin to me. That one should be a very good mommy, if it is a she!


    Unless... I can't tell from the pic, but does it have 4 toes or 5 toes?
     
  7. Barbeque

    Barbeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll count next time, but I think its only 4? I could be VERY wrong.
    And I hope its a girl. I have another one like it, except the wing feathers look more....ruffled up? Not as furry and inviting as BBQ, the one here, but more pointy and it kinda looks like when someone with black hair doesn't wash their hair and it gets oily. xD
    I know, awful comparison, but I think it every time I see them both.
     
  8. fastpat

    fastpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I agree, that's definitely not a Barred Rock, BR's don't have feathers on their lower legs at all.
     
  9. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your sweet chick looks just like my Puff looked when she was little. She is a cochin bantam. Yours may not be a bantam.
     

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