Gender and breed experts needed please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dewsetter, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 chicks. 2 of them are obviously boys but I am unsure on the rest. I would also like your opinion on breed ideas. I havn't a clue what breed they are meant to be, I got them for breakfast on a camping trip and then found out they were fertile so put them in the incubator instead! Many thanks in advance guys.

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    Chick 3 - this one feathered up a lot quicker than the rest and is also 3 and half weeks old

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    Chick 4 is 5 weeks old
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  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're very young, but I'm gonna guess that #1 is a boy, and the rest are so far looking like girls. [​IMG]
     
  3. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that would be amazing [​IMG] I really hope I have that many girls, it's about time my luck changed as I can't keep boys and seem to get them all the time. Has anyone any idea on breeds also? Maybe just mutts?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's hard to tell for sure on breed until they get their big bird feathers.

    1 cockerel, not sure on breed.
    2 pullet, red sex link
    3 looks like a pullet, looks like a black sex link
    4 looks like a pullet, Delaware maybe?
     
  5. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree! Exactly what I was thinking, 4th def looks like a Delaware. The 3rd one really looks like a red sex link pullet! But it may be 2nd generation, so you can't be sure it's a girl by color. I actually think it's legs look more rooish, but it's comb isn't very red yet.
     
  6. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that, I am off to get my books out to see what a Delaware looks like [​IMG]

    I will keep posting in future weeks so I can be sure before I rehome any. I have already hatched more than my fair share of roo's this year (100% actually!!) so it's about time I got some pullets.

    Many thanks
     

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