Mixed clutch of five week old chicks. Breed and Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickiepoo, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. chickiepoo

    chickiepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2007
    coastal South Carolina
    Gertrude hatched this clutch of mixed eggs from my hens July 20th. It was the first time she had gone broody and I saved my eggs to give to her instead of buying eggs from a breeder cause I didn't know what kind of mother she would be. Plus I have a little Black Hen that I really wanted:fl a pullet out of cause she will lay almost every day and she NEVER has gone broody. Black Hen is a bantam, but I have no idea what breed she is. Her comb is almost black. She is my roos favorite. Nobody messes with her and she gets first dibs on all the goodies.
    In this clutch I know the one is a cockeral. I believe that the splash is a pullet and the pencilled looking one (that was Gertrudes egg) is a pullet, but that little black ones comb is so small and black like it's mama I am having trouble deciding. I saw it and the little cockeral bow up and each other like have a little go, but it just a minute the other two were right in there with it, so it may have just been a sibling pecking order thing.
    Whatcha think?
    This is the whole group
    [​IMG]This is Black Hen
    [IMG]https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/2843_barnyard_chickens_021.jpgBlack Hen's legs
    [IMG]https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/2843_barnyard_chickens_022.jpgBlack Hen's chick hatched by Gertrude
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I don't know much about the kind they are but the last picture of your roo is really beautiful. Hope some one helps you.
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    The one closest to you is a boy
    And this is too.

    Sorry, that's all I can tell you. Maybe Black Hen has a touch of Sumatra? I'm not good at that.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 27, 2008
  4. chickiepoo

    chickiepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2007
    coastal South Carolina
    Thank you for your input. Both of you.
    And yeah, I think Chanticleer is a really good looking roo. Whatever he is. He is a good roo also.
    He takes good care of his hens and has perfect manners with people. I have never had to correct him for his behavior.
    Second roo in charge is his son who looks just like him but with a single comb.

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