I'm really not sure what I've got on my hands here.....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CrzyCknLady, May 22, 2012.

  1. CrzyCknLady

    CrzyCknLady Chirping

    Apr 13, 2012
    I grabbed this little lady from my kids school - I loved her because she was the "runt" and well......in the three weeks I've had her, she hasn't gotten any bigger. She is now the same size as my 3 week old barred rock's...... I'm kind of worried about her. She is about 8 weeks old and just so tiny! As soon as I let her out in the run, all of my 9 week old chickens began to attack her - which is odd since they don't bother her inside the coop at night......

    Is there something wrong with her? Any clue what kind she is? She had a rough birth and from what I understand, needed some help coming out of the shell and right afterward (getting the cord off???? - I don't know what the term is since I've never hatched chickens before).

    Here she is with my BR's - which were about 2.5 weeks old in this picture....just so you can see how small she is in comparison.

    Then - I also have 4 of these TS straight run chickens. I have no idea what they are - I just know they are about 8 weeks old now.... And I'm in denial that all 4 are cockerels. I'm really hoping they are just a breed with a big comb. :)




  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    Your new chick is a Welsummer pullet. She looks about a week older than your Rocks so I think she'll be fine. The cockerels look to be BLRW mixed with Welsummer.
  3. CrzyCknLady

    CrzyCknLady Chirping

    Apr 13, 2012
    Actually - she's about 4 weeks older than the BR's. The school got 72 eggs - only ended up with 17 chickens hatching. [​IMG] I put her in with my babies because she was the same size - they are now getting bigger than her and she appears to be the same size as she was three weeks ago. :( I might start weighing her to see if she is getting bigger or not....

    I got my oldest chickens 9 weeks ago - then the school chicks started hatching the next week - so she's between 7 & 8 weeks old. When I went in the school, she was half the size of the rest of the chicks in the classroom and they all hatched within a couple days of each other. I saw a picture tonight of the other girls/boys that hatched at the same time and she really is about 1/4 of the size of them.
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    Could she be a bantam? To me, it looks like a Game bantam. that would explain the size.
  5. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    She looks very close to one of mine who is a Easter Egger Bantam. But then again she has yellow legs, humm
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Those straight run chicks look like partridge rocks to me.


    She does look like she is only 4 weeks old. Not because of the size, but because of the feathering. She could be a bantam, but still should have more feathers for 7 weeks.
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  7. heybarb

    heybarb Songster

    Mar 9, 2012
    North Carolina
    The little one looks like my OEGB/Silkie mixes. I can't find any pictures of her when she looked like that - but here's one taken about a month ago. I know it sounds crazy, but when she was still feathering, she had yellow legs too. They have slowly turned darker, like her brother and other sisters legs.
  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    Your little chick looks like a Bantam, not sure on breed.

    Your big chicks look like Partridge Rock Cockerals, you can see the bright shiny red feathers coming in on the wings.

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