Gender...Breed? GAH!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HetaChick, May 31, 2011.

  1. HetaChick

    HetaChick Songster

    May 31, 2011
    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.


    On my phone... xD

    Today, full length chick.
  2. java girl 2

    java girl 2 Songster

    May 17, 2011
    I do not know the breed, [​IMG] BUT I DO KNOW HOW TO SEX THE CHICK!! [​IMG] If the chick has tail fether on week one it is a girl!! [​IMG] if it has tail fether in the 2-3 week it is a boy!! [​IMG]
  3. Sorin

    Sorin Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    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.
  4. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Songster

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    Quote:that's not always true. one of my chicks that got tail feathers in the first week turned out to be a roo.
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    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! [​IMG]

    Um.....this is of course, just an un-educated guess...........[​IMG]

    VI KING RANCH Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Campbell River
    It looks to be some sort of wyndotte possible that it is a ee or maybe neither.
  7. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Songster

    May 16, 2011
    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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