Gender (and breed would be nice) help on these 7 chicks please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamakelly, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. mamakelly

    mamakelly Out Of The Brooder

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    It was so easy to sex the last chickens we had. This bunch I'm having trouble with. They all sort of pick on each other but 1, which made me think I had all roosters and only one hen. But they are 5 weeks and 1 day now, and by looks, I'm thinking I only have a few roosters .

    I have 7 chicks total. 3 are supposed to be Blue Amerucana's and hatched out of dark blue green colored eggs. The others were a "ranch special" and were all tan/brown but one was very light blue green. We think they grey ones are the Amerucana's, it was hard to keep track of who came out of which egg. But I only have 2 grey pullets, and I had 3 Amerucana eggs, LOL!

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    #3 Hen?


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    #4 Hen?


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    #5 Rooster?


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    #6 Hen?


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    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. LeenaB

    LeenaB Out Of The Brooder

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    Do any of them have spurs?

    #4 & #5 look like Frizzles.
     
  3. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm better with gender than breed.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    1. possibly a black Ameraucana, leaning toward pullet but need a better picture
    2. Black Cochin cockerel
    3. Easter Egger pullet
    4. Frizzle pullet
    5. Frizzle cockerel
    6. Easter Egger pullet (she doesn't have beard or muffs)
    7. Blue Ameraucana pullet
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm kind of suspicious of the "Ameraucana"s coming from a blue-green egg, they're supposed to only lay blue eggs. So, that tells me those birds were probably mixed, some type of Easter egger. Not being able to see combs also makes breed selection difficult.

    I do agree with your gender guesses.

    I think the first bird and the last two are your Ameraucanas. When you breed blue, you also get a percentage of black and splash birds, depending on the genetics used.
    Second bird is possibly cochin, possibly marans if the breeder was making olive eggers.
    3 could be an EE, could just be a mixed breed pullet. You'll know when she lays!
    4&5 are frizzled somethings. I have a hard time seeing the breed under the frizzle, so hard to say. Cochins seem to be one of the most popular birds to frizzle.
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    O, I didn't see that, thats what I get for skimming. I would just call them all easter eggers just to make things simple, but then again thats just me.
     
  7. mamakelly

    mamakelly Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my only picture of the eggs before hatch. The "Blue Amerucana's" were supposed to be the 3 eggs in the top of the photo. They look really green in the picture, they really were more of a blue green. Hrmmm maybe an EE, instead of a BA? I guess that's okay, we just wanted funky colored eggs, LOL!

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  8. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess if those aren't 100% blue eggs then you have Easter Eggers.
     
  9. ME1D

    ME1D Just Hatched

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    Hi all, can i get a call on breed and confirmation of my fear that Cap'n blackfeather in the foreground is a gonna be a rooster... he is sooo gorgeous! And lovely! But we live in the burbs so can't have crowing 2017-07-15 13.18.17.jpg IMG_20170715_131427.jpg IMG_20170715_131733.jpg
     
  10. ME1D

    ME1D Just Hatched

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