Gender...Breed? GAH!!

HetaChick

Songster
8 Years
May 31, 2011
389
5
103
California
I recently recieved a new few-day-old chick from a friend. (Well, I guess it's about a week and a half now) I have no clue its gender/breed and with no way of seeing the flock it's from. At first I thought Americauna/coloured egg layer mix but after looking all over the internet for similar chicks I couldnt find any. It doesn't have the distinct "Chipmunk" patterns many chicks of it's color tone have and the primary feathers coming in on its wings are black, grey, and white speckled. My craptastic cell phone/ Ipod cameras makes them look brownish, but it's not. It appears to have a start of a pea comb and it's leg colour is olive/orange. As for gender, it doesn't really matter, but if someone can tell by some strange method, I am just curious to know. My guess is pullet. Thank you : D
Ps: Sorry to repost this, but I didn't realize I had posted in the wrong section.... D:


My adorable little chicklett the day I got him/her.




Yesterday...


On my phone... xD


Today, full length chick.
 

java girl 2

Songster
8 Years
May 17, 2011
1,935
17
148
NY
I do not know the breed,
BUT I DO KNOW HOW TO SEX THE CHICK!!
If the chick has tail fether on week one it is a girl!!
if it has tail fether in the 2-3 week it is a boy!!
 

Sorin

Songster
9 Years
Jul 15, 2010
578
1
121
Glenfield, ny
I wish I could help, but you may have to wait another week or two for it to feather out more to get a good guess from any one. Does it have "muffs" ? That is also a telltale sign of an Easter egger, not all have the chipmunk style pattern. I had one that was pure yellow.
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
8,696
279
316
Strasburg Ohio
Hello! I am going to make my most professional guess! (haha)

Guessing by the color of the legs, I am thinking it could be an EE. Also, I think it is male. That's because every chick I have raised, no matter what breed, that has only a little bit of wing feathers and almost no tail feathers like your little chick, turns out to be male.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!


Um.....this is of course, just an un-educated guess...........
 

mljohnson05

Songster
8 Years
May 16, 2011
1,442
9
131
Missouri
Quote:That is not always true !!!
I had one with a little bit of wing and no tail feather and it turned out to be GIRL, and also had one that feathered out so darn fast and it was BOY.
So you Cannot base it off of how fast they feather, cause every bird feather differently !

You will have to wait a few weeks before you can start to make gender guesses.

and also will need a lot clearer pictures, they need to be in focus and take a full body side shot, a close up of the face/comb, and a top view of the body.
 

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