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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rita77, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. rita77

    rita77 Just Hatched

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    Hi,
    I'm new to BYC and raising chickens. I have a few that I need help identifying breed and gender please.
    The first 2 chicks are Bantams, Marbles and Silvie. I think that they're both hens but I'm having second thoughts about Silvie, the silver Bantam. Maybe a Roo? Opinions?
    The second is a chicken was given to me by a feed store because it's deformed. It's toes aren't straight and it seems to be missing something (bone structure?) near it's rear because it has no tail/tail feathers. It's quite odd looking, reminds me of a mini ostrich smile.png The legs are yellowish also. She/he is extremely affectionate. Gets along with Bantams just fine but prefers to follow me if she/he sees me. When the other chickens go to the coop in the evening, she/he comes to me. They still had it under heat so I still have it inside. Any idea what kind and gender of my little goofy chick? By the way, I love this bird! The personality is amazing and is pretty smart for a youngster. It loves sitting on my shoulder preening my hair. This one may get potty trained and be my best chicken bud.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The first pic is of the Bantams. The other is [​IMG][/IMG]my mystery chick. I'm also looking for a name for my lil chick buddy. I'd love suggestions! Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. rita77

    rita77 Just Hatched

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    These are the bantams.

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    rita77 Just Hatched

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    Bantams
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    rita77 Just Hatched

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    My mini ostrich buddy.

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  5. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a pretty pair of Belgian d'uccle here. The pullet is mille fleur coloured and the little cockerel looks to be porcelain coloured. They will get even prettier as they grow and moult. They are a very sweet breed. Not sure about your other cutie. Hopefully someone else may have some ideas. How old is it roughly?
     
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    wolfej9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. rita77

    rita77 Just Hatched

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    The guy at the feed store wasn't sure of the age. He said "maybe 4 weeks give or take". It's such a funny little chick. I'm trying to do yard work and she's following me everywhere! I stop and she's between my feet! Lol So adorable.
    And Wow about my Bantys! Someone gave them to me because they didn't want to keep small breeds. Will I get chicks from this pair? If so, they'll be beautiful!
    Thank you!
     
  8. rita77

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    It's hard to get a good picture because it's always right next to/against me

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  9. wolfej9

    wolfej9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, how cute! If it's not a genetic deformity, then maybe it's a pure bred, buff araucana? I'm not familiar with too many tailless breeds, again, this is assuming it's not a genetic problem with this little one. Maybe someone else can chime in that has more knowledge or experience. Good luck though, it's a cutie!
     
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  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Your last chick looks like a possible BO (can't really tell from the lighting) or some type of Production pullet. Not a Golden sex-link since they are darker colored and have more white and not an Araucana since they have puffy cheeks and tufts by their ears (and I think they don't have yellow legs not sure on this one).
     
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  11. rita77

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    Thank you all! I will post pics as she gets older. I say she but not sure. Is it too young to tell?
    (Right now I'm in my bedroom and she's next to me on a towel on my bed! If I leave her outside she stands at the door crying . So far she hasn't pooped in the house. Only in her cage inside. She stayed under the table while I ate lunch and never went. I took her out for a few minutes and she went out there. In bed, so far no poop. She's preening herself and me[​IMG][​IMG] This is considered weird chicken behavior right?)
     

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