Help with breed/sexing chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WoodyK, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. WoodyK

    WoodyK Just Hatched

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    My sons class at school hatched chickens. We were told Copper Maran and/or Austrolorp. We're also told three of the four were female but I'm afraid they may have been wrong. I have two with the copper necks and yellow feathered legs and both have the same combs. I have two with black feathered legs, one has a red large Comb but wouldn't cooperate. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    WoodyK Just Hatched

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    I think this one is my female with almost no comb. [​IMG]
     
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  3. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age?
     
  4. WoodyK

    WoodyK Just Hatched

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    The chick in back is the one with black feathered legs that might be a roo. It's got a double comb?? Obviously I'm no expert. :). Thanks in advance![​IMG]
     
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    5 - 6 weeks
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    cockerel
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    three cockerels

    The straight combed birds look like Marans or marans mixes. The odd combed bird looks to have a rose comb, not something one finds in Marans or Australorps. Wyandottes are the first rose combed bird that comes to mind, they're pretty common.
     
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    WoodyK Just Hatched

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    Great! That means they had the chicks labeled completely backwards. :) could you help me with two more? I got these at a feed store. Both are supposed to be buff Orpington pullets. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    Sorry - I'm posting from a phone. Here is the one that is aggressive and I think might be a rooster. The orange one front and center. [​IMG]
     
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    I can't see the lighter bird too well, but I'm getting an Easter egger vibe. Probably pullet, but a better pic would be great.
    the other bird looks like a red sex link pullet.
     
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    Here is a different pic of them both. I got 10 chickens from a few different sources and so far 1 has been the correct breed and sex. Would be ok with an EE and some colored eggs though. :)
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