Help! I don't have any idea what sex or breed my babies are!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Crystalann815, May 25, 2016.

  1. Crystalann815

    Crystalann815 Just Hatched

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    These sweeties were given to us and this is our first flock! Please help me identify these beauties!!

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look to me like cross breeds of some kind. The ones with the bare necks are naked necks, or naked neck crosses.
    The white one may be an Easter Egger cross of some kind, or a columbian wyandotte or columbian rock. I'm not quite sure about the gold colored ones. They may be buff orpington crosses. Maybe someone who knows more about chicken breeds could chime in here.
    Here's the bad news---they are probably all roosters except the white one (and the white one may also be a cockerel. That type of coloration in Easter Eggers usually indicates a male). How old are they? Where did you get them from?
    I love your coop though! It looks so well-built and new :)
     
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  3. Crystalann815

    Crystalann815 Just Hatched

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    They are 7 weeks old. We got them from a friend who hatched them. We have had them for about 5 weeks now.

    Bummer on the rooster thing! I was really hoping for some girls!!

    We built the coop out of our shed! :)
     
  4. newmarch2014

    newmarch2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah at 7 weeks with all that red comb development you have a lot of boys going there. The red ones are probably production reds (sold in the feed store as Rhode Island Reds) or crosses if they are just barnyard mixes from a friend. If that is your first flock that is a lot of boys to contend with and you may not want to get too attached.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Three Naked Neck cockerels, two Production Red cockerels, and need a better shot of the white one.
     
  6. Crystalann815

    Crystalann815 Just Hatched

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    By better shot, I meant a full body pic in natural lighting. Can't see it any better in that pic than you can in the others. I need to see what kind of comb it has, and what the overall coloring/patterning looks like.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree that white bird is your only chance of a pullet, the rest are cockerels.
     
  9. newmarch2014

    newmarch2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A natural light close up picture head on of the comb that is not blurry will help with the white one, and a free standing side shot with the breast and wing side. We are just rooting for you to have at least one hen out of your bunch. The comb picture will go a long way to helping determine both sex and breed.
     
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  10. Crystalann815

    Crystalann815 Just Hatched

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    Sorry! I'm at work right now :-/
     

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