Eighteen day old Dominiques...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Coreyboy18, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Coreyboy18

    Coreyboy18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I got these three chicks from a neighbor who had to buy twenty-five chicks in order to get the Dominiques that he wanted. I built a coop and had been looking to get some chicks for a while, but had a hard time deciding on a breed. So, I chose these three due to convenience and "who they were". They are beautiful, and after studying the breed, I realized that I have some amazing chicks on my hands. With that said, I certainly can't keep a rooster because I live in the city. I don't think any of my neighbors would mind, except one, but I don't want to take chances. Besides, I want the eggs just as much as the company. Anyway, I know that it is a bit early but I can't help but notice subtle differences in the three. What do you think?

    Soleil
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    Edie
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    Artemis
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    Close up of Artemis
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    Close up of Edie
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    All three! (Bottom to top: Soleil, Artemis, Edie)
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    So, after the pictures, do any strike you as a baby roo (I know it is way early)? I'm not going to say, but I have my suspicions, and would like to hear from you first. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Whoops, the middle one is a roo. Sorry!
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Artemis is your rooster for sure, because he's lighter colored.
     
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Artemis is the roo, the other 2 are hens. Dominiques can be sexed like Barred Rocks
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I'ma gonna make a SWAG* and say it's Artemis that COULD be a roo.


    *SWAG = Scientific Wild-backsideed Guess
     
  6. Coreyboy18

    Coreyboy18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, I was afraid of that. The temperament is also much different... Now, what to do with a two and a half week old rooster? I may see if the guy I got him from will take him back/trade him out.

    And THANKS for such quick replies! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
  7. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say edie is a roo cause its the lest developed females always develop and bring out their plumage quicker..
    but i could be wrong [​IMG]
     
  8. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Artemis be a wooster.
    Sorry!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Artemis is your only rooster in the trio.
     

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