Echo - mystery bin chick #2

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlueJack2005, May 9, 2016.

  1. BlueJack2005

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    I picked Echo out of the mystery bin because of his/her beautiful wings and pretty copper coloring. I originally thought that Echo was a red-sex link, but now I believe that he/she is a PR/RIR. Echo was the runt of the 17 chicks that I bought that day. He/she is still one of my smallest birds, somewhere between the Leghorns and the Australorps. Echo is the friendliest chick that we have, he/she will come up to me and my husband to be picked up, he/she loves to be carried around and snuggled. Echo also follows us around the pen like a puppy, always underfoot.

    I believe that Echo is a cockerel but my husband insists that she is his girl (pullet). So please help me figure out if Echo is a cockerel or a pullet and what possible breed he/she could be (the down feathers are a medium brown color as opposed to my bigger PR/RIR's whose down feathers are beige).

    Thanks,
    R

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  2. BlueJack2005

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    Echo is 10-weeks-old.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Some full body shots of the bird standing naturally would help a lot. But, that's a lot of comb and color for a 10 week old...
     
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  4. BlueJack2005

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    Thank you, I will try to get a shot of Echo standing and post it to this thread. I forgot to mention that he/she has green neck and tail feathers coming in.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Echo is definitely a cockerel.
     
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  6. BlueJack2005

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    Thanks :) My husband will be a little upset but we are keeping Echo either way.
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Production Red cockerel.
     
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  8. BlueJack2005

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    Thank you so much QueenMisha!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha
     
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  10. BlueJack2005

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    Thanks drumstick diva!:)
     

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