Help! can you help me iidentify sex and breed - new to this!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrbrightside, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. mrbrightside

    mrbrightside New Egg

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    I brought off the internet 6 hatching eggs back in October of which 3 hatched. The eggs I brought were mixed breed so I need some help sexing and identfying the breed.

    The first I believe is and has the traits of a Rooster.This picture is taken at 8 weeks old but I am unsure on the breed:

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    The next I know is a Silkie and also 8 weeks old, this one is growing much faster than the other chicks and really unsure on the sex:

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    The 3rd I believe is a female just from its behaviour but not 100% sure. I need help with identifying the breed.

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    I apologise for the poor quality of the pictures but any help on these will be greatly appreciated. If you need any further info please ask.

    Thanks!
    Gary
     
  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your first barred bird looks like it could be a Cuckoo Marans because the legs look white--Barred Rocks should have yellow legs. I agree, it looks like a cockerel right now, but I've been fooled before, especially when there is only a few or one barred bird in the clutch.

    Hard to say on the Silkie (mix?), they're hard to sex and I can't see the crest well enough to even guess.

    I suspect the little white pullet is an Old English Game Bantam considering her size next to the Silkie.

    Of course they could all be mixes.
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    1. I am going to say cuckoo marans (its legs appear to be white in the pictures) and cockerel
    2.Either a silkie or silkie mix (it is hard to tell in the picture) silkies can be very hard to sex, if I had to guess I would say pullet, but sometimes you can't tell until they are 7+months old.
    3. Not sure of breed, but it is a pullet.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    1) rose comb - Dominique?

    2) silky cross - not a pure silky

    3) ?
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  6. mrbrightside

    mrbrightside New Egg

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    Thanks for your help guys, much appreciated. Here are a couple more pictures:

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  7. mrbrightside

    mrbrightside New Egg

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    I checked on the listing I brought the hatching eggs from. They were mixed eggs out of the following flock:

    black rock, light Sussex, various Orpington and wynadottes. That are running with 5 cockerels which are buff pekin, light Sussex, white silkie, grey leghorn and speckled lady

    the black and white chick which I believe to be a roo was pure black when hatched. It has quite a temperament and stands its ground
     
  8. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    What's a "speckled lady?" And I"m also guessing from black rock and Pekin that you are not in the US?

    I think your barred bird must be part Grey Leghorn (they're barred right?).
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Bad photos but so far looks like you got lucky ( hen)
    keep us updated as they grow
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    there are black rocks in the US, not sure about the pekins though
     

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