I played straight run roo-lette...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HisBoog, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. HisBoog

    HisBoog In the Brooder

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    Good morning y'all!

    I got my first 4 chicks Friday from my local TSC and am worried I scored a hand full of roo's. The two lighter ones were sold to me as sexed Amerucanas pulleys, but the darker two were labeled as straight run silver laced wyandottes. I have read so many articles about using feathers to sex that I have gotten myself absolutely confused! I am not certain the age, as the young boy that sold them to me had no clue of their hatch date. However someone told me on here yesterday that they most likely hatched Monday or Wednesday of last week since I got them friday. Can anyone help me with the sex and breed of these fluff nuggets? :D I am going to upload as many pics as I can. If I need to take more from different angles let me know! TIA 20180319_085511.jpg 20180319_080919.jpg 20180319_070007.jpg 20180319_065924.jpg 20180319_085627.jpg 20180319_085902.jpg 20180319_081006.jpg 20180319_085546.jpg 20180319_085738.jpg 20180319_085714.jpg 20180319_080919.jpg 20180319_065956.jpg 20180319_065944.jpg
     
  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Feather sexing only works for birds bred for that trait and not many are. The black and white chicks do look like silver laced Wyandottes. They can't be sexed until 8 weeks old or so. The lighter chicks aren't Ameraucanas-- wrong leg color. There's a chance that they're Easter eggers, but I doubt that too. More likely they are red sex links, and if so, then they are likely pullets.
     
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  3. HisBoog

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    Thank you!
     
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  4. Crazy for Chickens!

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    X2
     
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  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Post pics of your chicks combs at six weeks please.
     
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  6. HisBoog

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    I most definitely Will! And I'm sorry I'm new to the chicken world so I don't know what X2 means lol
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    It just means, 'I second that', or, 'I agree'
     
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  8. HisBoog

    HisBoog In the Brooder

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    Gotcha!
     
  9. HisBoog

    HisBoog In the Brooder

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    Just curious, what color are the legs of a true Amerucana?
     
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    FlyingNunFarm Crossing the Road

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    Be aware of this tricky wording. This is a funny meme but I’ve seen this sign in stores.
    I hope you end up with all pullets.
     

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