Mix Breed Chicks--10 weeks--any guesses??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewHawaiiChick, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. NewHawaiiChick

    NewHawaiiChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Male or female...that is the question....

    Here is round #1 of pics from my new batch of chicks, now 10 weeks. The male is a mix himself (BYC posters think he's a game/EE mix). I'm not sure on all of the chicks' moms, but...
    #1 is Ameraucana mom
    #2 is a Leghorn mom
    #3 is a Rhode Island Red mom
    #4 is a black leghorn mom

    Thanks for any help! We're trying to find homes or freezers for them![​IMG]

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  2. NewHawaiiChick

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  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the papa gorgeous and looks a lot like a game chicken. But if you are positive of #4's mom and dad, then the papa might be a EE cross vs game cross. [​IMG] Anyways, back on the current question. #1- roo, #2- pullet. Now #3 and #4 are a little harder. From just the single pics of each I would lean more toward roos, but only about 60/40.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i say all are pullets but 3 could be roo they really dont have the comb and wattles i have seen on roos at that age but they are mixed chicks
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's difficult when they're all different breeds and mixes, but to me it looks like they might all be girls...
    P.S. I really like no. 3. Looks quite like some of my own crossbreeds. Is that a rose comb?
     
  6. NewHawaiiChick

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    Thanks everyone!

    When will the roos start to crow? When do spurs develope? I guess that's the first "sure" way?
     
  7. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 hard to tell since he looks so much more like his dad than his mom, but i'd say leghorn or possibly RIR. cockerel
    2 leghorn mum and def. a pullet [​IMG]
    3 RIR; cockerel
    4 Ameraucana probably a pullet but i'm not sure....
    very pretty crosses [​IMG]
     
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  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It all depends on each individual bird. I think most start crowing anywhere between 4-8months. Spurs can grow on both sexes, but I think growth becomes more visible around 6+ months.

    Seeing pointy saddle and hackle feathers is another way to tell you roos.
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Roo, pullet, roo, pullet. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Until futher pics prove me wrong, of course.......
     

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