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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pipe, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. pipe

    pipe Out Of The Brooder

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    I received this as a free,surprise chicken with my order of Wyandottes,Austrolorps etc.,stc. from Murray McMurray's.
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    It is now 8 weeks old and about 1/3rd to 1/4 the size of the other chicks of the same age.
    What do you think it might be and does it look like a hen or a rooster?
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure on breed but could you get some closer pictures maybe nothing screams rooster but I need better pics to be sure
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet. I think she may be a Blue Andalusian.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet. Not sure on the breed, but its definitely something blue. Maybe a Blue Andalusian bantam or blue Old English Game Bantam?
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a clearer and more close-up picture of his/her comb? I would say that she is a Blue Sumatra for now, Blue Andalusians should have a pink comb and from the picture I'm seeing a black one.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I noticed that too. But I've found that many blue birds, and even black birds (like Australorps) have a blackish tint to their comb, both when they're young and old. A photo of the comb would help confirm the breed, though.
     
  7. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a picture of my Blue Andalusian when she was younger:

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    Her comb isn't at all tinted with black but I suppose it can vary from bird to bird. I agree a picture of the comb would help.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My Blue Andalusians had dark combs when they were young...I haven't looked closely at them lately to see if they have turned pink.

    I think it is a Blue Andalusian.
     

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