I could not wait, so what are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trollkiller, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    298
    1
    131
    Oct 26, 2008
    Lake Como, Fl. 32157
    I have some meat birds coming on the 19th but I decided I could not wait when I saw the Pierson feed store had chicks.

    So now I am the proud owner of 3 chicks that I have no idea what breed they are or sex or even their age.

    Before you think I am nuts I figured I would let the children get over the "we have chickens" excitement before the other birds got here.

    I told the kids they are livestock and they do not get names, so here they are.

    This Alex.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    This is Sam.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    And this is Mitch.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    The first one looks like a black sex link. Not sure about the second and third.
    The second I am wondering if it could be an orpington. I am not sure what the other sex links start out looking as a chick but it could also be one of them. It seems like the feed stores sell alot of the sex links and easter eggers, the leg color is wrong for an ameraucana or auracana but the feathering reminds me of an easter egger in the third picture.
    Possible easter egger? Or maybe one of the other sex links like the cinnamons, reds etc.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Hard to say on the breeds, but I'd say the first 2 are roos and the last is a pullet.
     
  4. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    298
    1
    131
    Oct 26, 2008
    Lake Como, Fl. 32157
    Quote:That is what I thought and the black one is more aggressive and protective of the other two.
     
  5. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was thinking that the first two look like roos except if it is a black sex link then the roos would have a white spot on their head.
    I have sex links and the females develop large combs and wattles very early so its possible that the first one is a black sex link pullet.
     
  6. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    298
    1
    131
    Oct 26, 2008
    Lake Como, Fl. 32157
    I should add that apparently these were brought in by a local lady so they were all mixed up and the feed store clerk did not claim them to be any particular breed.
     
  7. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    298
    1
    131
    Oct 26, 2008
    Lake Como, Fl. 32157
    Quote:Took an extra look at the black one, there is no white spot on its head.

    Any guess on ages.
     
  8. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't tell how big it is but its got alot of feathering already along with some tail feathers coming in.
    I have some orpingtons that are a month old that have the same amount of feathering, but I remember my sex links looking like yours at two weeks.
    I have some easter eggers around two weeks old that have that same amount of feathering as well.
    I would say around two weeks but not more than a month.
    Thats just my guess, not knowing the breed for sure.
    If I had to make a guess on both questions I would say a two week old black sex link pullet.
     
  9. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    298
    1
    131
    Oct 26, 2008
    Lake Como, Fl. 32157
    I walked up to the brooder, I caught them off guard and the black one spread it wings and tried to gather the other two under it.

    I guess we will know when they start crowing.
     
  10. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I say the first 2 look like boys, the other looks like it might be a little younger...but less comb so maybe a girl.

    I would say the boys are about 3+ weeks. The girl looks like about 2 weeks.

    The black could be an Australorp. The light one..an Orpington mix and ????
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by