Help with gender and breed if possible. Please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hubes, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Hubes

    Hubes New Egg

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    My son's classroom project was egg incubation this year. The class was able to hatch 19 out of 21 eggs. He was very excited and asked to bring some home. The eggs came from the teachers farm and she informed us they are a mix of Barred rocks, Asian blacks, and others i don't recall. Any help on breed and gender would be greatly appreciated. They are six weeks old. The things we do for our kids!! Although they are starting to grow on me.

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! It looks like 1 is a pullet almost for sure, 2 is most likely pullet and 3 could be a cockerel, but I'm not 100%. It would be good to post more pictures in a few weeks to confirm.

    All are mixes, 3 looks like the BR mix and 2 might be an Asian Black mix. Not sure on mix of 1 right now.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old are they?
    The first two are female. The last one could be a cockerel, depending on age.

    the first two are mixed breeds, and that first one is sure a pretty girl [​IMG]. The last one may be a pure barred Rock, but if it's a male it's a mix cause that color is too dark for a pure bred barred male.
     
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  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Hubes said they are 6 weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  6. Hubes

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    Thanks for the info. The first two are 6 weeks old for sure. The third one may be a little older. (2-6 days older). The teacher brought a couple extra chicks in from her own home to add to the classroom hatchery to make sure there was enough for all the students. The third one that looks like a Barred Rock may be one of the extras. Thanks again. I can post more pictures in a few more weeks. We are not allowed to own a roster in our city.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The last bird is probably a female, but I'm far from positive. Keep an eye out for a red comb. Before say 4 months, a red comb is a male sign. After that, it's usually a pullet reaching point of lay.

    Feel free to post that bird again around 8ish weeks for a second opinion.
     
  8. Hubes

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    Here are some follow up pictures of the third bird. Not great pictures, sorry. 14 weeks old now. What do you think? He/she has started making some early morning noise. Not necessarily a crow, but definitely some audile noises.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Sexlink cockerel
     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Cockerel.
     

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