HELP!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken86, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. chicken86

    chicken86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all we are new to this website but the forums helped us through incubating 4 eggs we hatched not long ago. We went to a breeder and she told us the father was a rhode island red and the mother was an Australorp (we've only ever had normal sussex or rhode island red females) so we'd thought wed mix it up a bit. My question is why are they so big??? They are only 21/2 weeks old and they are huge. Is it the sex or the breed? Would anyone be able to help us in determining what sex they are and what breed they are exactly because the white one and the black are very different. If any are males I will send them to my uncles farm within the next couple of weeks but would be great if someone would know the gender of all 3. Hope the photos help






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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]This bird looks like a cockerel. It is rare that 2 1/2 week old pullets have the beginnings of wattles, and such thick legs.



    [​IMG]I'm not sure about the gender of the black chick on the right.

    [​IMG]This chick also looks like a cockerel. Again, the comb/wattle development is a lot for 2 1/2 weeks of age.

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    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on Sumi's advice, good luck to you.
     
  5. chicken86

    chicken86 Out Of The Brooder

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    We would be gutted if all 3 were roosters. The large black one is hands down a male but the other 2 I thought maybe their breed was why they are so big.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Heed Sumi's advice.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Chicken86, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Fine looking chicks!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Is there any chance they are older than 2 1/2 weeks? They have a lot of feathers for chicks so young.
     
  10. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Roo.



    [​IMG]The black one on the right MIGHT be a hen.

    [​IMG]This one looks like a roo to.

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