Girls or Boys? First chicks I've hatched!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by micheleomal, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Cracker (hatched from a cracked egg that I put tape on). Supposed to be an Ameraucana/Araucana mix. Has a longer narrow tail. Any ideas of sex? It's 4 1/2 wks old. Also, what color would this be. Born a chipmunk and still not completely feathered out.
    .[​IMG]This is Willow. Same age as Cracker, same mix. Tail base is wider and fluffy. Acted like a roo from the day it was born. Ran up and challenged my hand when I put it in the brooder from the bator. Any ideas? Also, is this a wheaton color?

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    [​IMG]This is a Black Copper Marans, 3 weeks old. I have 3 others of varying ages, all suspected roos :(
    This one has the smallest comb of all 4. Hoping for a girl with this one. I know it's awfully young to tell. It will either be Francine or Frank.

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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Only thing I can add to this is your choice of convertible names. Suggest you name the others that can go both ways. Chris...... Jerry,,,,,,,, Joe...... Bobby..... Well you get the idea.
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    So far, Cracker looks like the only possible cockerel to me, but it is too young to be sure. Cracker and Willow are not a specific color, since they are Easter Eggers (Ameraucana/Araucana mixes), and Easter Eggers only have mixed colors. Cracker's color probably comes closest to the Silver Penciled found in Campines, though. Willow's color doesn't really match anything.
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input. Can I ask you what makes Cracker look like a cockeral? It's funny you should say that because the day they hatched I had been reading about feather sexing day old chicks and when I looked at Willow and Cracker, they had 2 completely different wing feathers; Willow was pullet (differing length of primary feathers) Cracker was cockeral (short stubby primaries). Then I read that this can only be done with certain breeds, and continental and Asian breed are opposite so I figured I really didn't know what I was looking at. Weird that it may have been correct....or it's all just a crap shoot anyway.[​IMG]
     
  6. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    The EXPERTS only get it 94% correct sexing baby chicks. You are working your way up the ladder. [​IMG]
     

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