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hen or roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shannondee12, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one has me stumped. These chickens are a group from
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    purebred parents (mixed chicks) and are going on 3 months old. any suggestions?
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  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white one looks like a white brahma.

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  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely not a brahma, they have rose combs and feathered legs and feet.

    Looks like maybe White Sussex. Im not sure if I read correct are they from purebred parents and all these chicks are mixes?

    As for gender Im not sure, I want to say pullet but its comb and wattles are quite red for 3 months old.
     
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  4. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brahma isn't a breed she had in her flock. Yes these are all mixes but breed doesn't bother as much as gender. I see no saddle or hackle feathers that tell me roo however, the red comb and waffles concern me. Although I have 3 others that are obviously males from the same hatch and their combs are larger but not as red.
     
  5. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not yet 3 months old--I say rooster. Pullets don't have that red a comb this young. Other wise the pic isn't great for sexing--profile shots are really needed to see feathering, tail set, body shape and stance, etc.

    I believe it's a mixed breed bird. If any pure bred it would maybe be a poorly colored Colombian Rock. Sussex have white legs, brahmas have feathered legs (and pea combs, not rose combs), Delawares have more barring than this bird, Wyandottes have rose combs.

    If it's the same age, the black and gold bird to the right in the last two pics also looks male, and I'd be suspicious of the bird in the first pic on the right where we can only see the body.
     
  7. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good call on the other 2 in the pic. They are both boys. The black and gold one is the one I'm planning to keep. He is an we (Cheek tufts, muff and he hatched from a blue egg) The other black and white one is a silver laced wyandotte cross. They are all mixed.
     
  8. AfewBricks

    AfewBricks Out Of The Brooder

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    This is totally a guess, but I'm going with sussex wyandottes cross. Those look like wyandotte legs to me. And boy. Sorry.
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    and the coloring would been called light brahma not white :)
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel
     

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