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Gender and Breed??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JuliaWesterbeek, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have 3-week old chicks and I would love to know their gender and also their breed. They have been hatched by myself but since I don't know the parents breed I don't know theirs either... I may not know their breed but I assure you they are the same breed or mixed breed. I first thought they were red sex link, however, I have hatched 10 eggs in total and only 1 has been red...

    These are the chicks:
    [​IMG] <-- I am guessing a roo
    [​IMG] <-- I am guessing a hen
    [​IMG] <-- I am guessing a hen, but it might be a boy...
    [​IMG]<-- I am guessing a hen
    [​IMG] <-- I am guessing a hen...

    These are their parents (it may help with guessing the breed and the sex of the chicks)
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Autmizak

    Autmizak Out Of The Brooder

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    First one is definitely a roo. As for the others I would say hens. I can't help you with the breed though. Sorry! Good luck!
     
  3. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster dad seems to be a white rock, the adult hens look production red.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    One is a rooster, agreed
    Two and Four look to be pullets
    Three and Five...wait on...those combs are pretty developed with Three looking a bit rosy.

    I agree. Dad looks to be a White Rock.
    The closest hen is a Red Sex Link in the photo, with the hen behind her possibly one as well as I can see some white on her. Or the back two may be Production Reds.

    What you will get are wonderful mixed breed layers.

    Nice little flock.
    LofMc
     
  5. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    You are probably right with your guesses, but post more pics in a couple weeks just to be sure.
     
  6. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are most likely right with your guesses, the roo looks like a White Rock and the hen looks like an ISA Brown. ISA Browns, or Red Sex Links are generally crossed with a Rhode Island Red and a Rhode Island White.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    x2
     
  8. Lil'Pammy

    Lil'Pammy New Egg

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    I was wondering if my Wyandotte is a rooster or hen. They are almost 5 months old. I'm thinking a rooster.
     

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  9. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a rooster
     
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  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    That's the coloring of a rooster for SLW...his color is blocked rather than laced....and I think I see the start of some saddle feathers.
    LofMc
     
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