Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Luvducks, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009

    From the mixed Bantam bin at Murdoch's. I am having trouble identifying the biggest one in the center. Probably a mutt. He is feathering out faster then the others. I say he because the woman who works at Murdoch's was pretty sure this is a he and the other 4 are she's.

    She wants me to be sure and let her know if this was correct.

    Any ideas will be appreciated. THANKS
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    if she just looked at them to sex them and didn't vent sex then you definitely could end up with more than one cockeral. You can't sex them that young by their feathers. If you are talking about the buff colored one with the feathered legs, does it have puffy cheeks? If so then it's most likely a d'uccle

    eta-what type of comb does it have?
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  3. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    He does have sort of puffy cheeks. I know it hard when they are so young.

    This is going to sound off the wall but the lady at Murdoch's takes each chick and holds the legs between her thumb and forefinger. She does a whistle and the girls will sort of lay down on their side in her hand. The boys do not, they stand up straight.

    She grew up on a ranch out here and her grandmother taught her this. I am VERY anxious to see if she is correct. I asked other employees at the store and they said she is usually right on. So, time will tell.

    She asked me not to tell all the customers she can do this because she does get busy and does not have time to do Every chick. I am in the store often buying horse and rabbit feed so we have become friends.

    If she is correct I will be sure and post about this!

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