Help with breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickaBoomBoom4, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. ChickaBoomBoom4

    ChickaBoomBoom4 New Egg

    Apr 10, 2016
    New York
    I was given some chicks, and not sure of the breed. Can anyone help me out? I was told they're about 3-4 weeks old. I'm assuming it's still too early to find out their sex? Here are a few pics:[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I can't really see the two off to the right of the photo; the visible ones are a Production Red and a White Silkie. I agree that they look around four weeks old, and it's too young to tell gender for for sure; neither is screaming cockerel, but Silkies are near impossible to sex until they are nearly mature. The Production Red should start showing obvious gender in another 4-6 weeks.

    Edit: Just noticed that weirdly enough the Silkie lacks any noticeable feathers on its legs, yet I'm fairly certain I can see it developing Silkied wing feathers. Possibly some kind of second generation Silkie cross, in that case, or maybe just a poor hatchery example.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with Queen Misha regarding the silkie

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