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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tony A, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Tony A

    Tony A In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone, can anyone tell me what breed these might turn out to be, these eggs were incubated by me and the eggs came from a family friend who lives over 100 miles from me, they are only 2 weeks old and still might be a bit young to tell what they will be.
    I will put the pictures up again when they get a bit older and i also think there are at least 3 roosters.
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    The two black ones looked like Barred Rocks, but I think Dominiques look the same when young.
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

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    I'm going to guess you have two BRs, two Buff Orps, and maybe an EE. :)

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  4. Tony A

    Tony A In the Brooder

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    Thank's for replying, I will put up more pictures of them in a few weeks.
    Tony.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    And 1 BO. But other buff looks too orange on head and new wing feathers - likely part BO + something else - but hard to tell color under brooding lights.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Do the barred chicks have a single comb (small spikes), or a rose comb (flat)? If single, they are either Barred Rocks or Black Sex-Links. If rose, they are Dominiques.

    Could you post closer photos of each individual chick? I can't tell what the others are, though I suspect some may be Production Reds.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    Could you tell single vs rose comb at only 2 weeks?
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Yes. It is visible right after hatching.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Yes. A single comb will have obvious points/ridges, while a rose comb will be virtually completely flat in a young chick.
     
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Knowing the parent breeds would sure help. Is it likely they're mixed breed?
     

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