Mystery Chicken, six-ish weeks. Breed? Sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FreecoastMomma, May 24, 2017.

  1. FreecoastMomma

    FreecoastMomma Hatching

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    We bought ISA Brown pullets from Tractor supply about six weeks ago. One of the chicks was much lighter than the others, but the employee there assured us she was a female ISA Brown because she wasn't white (more like light yellow/gold) and she had the darker marks on her back like the other ISAs. (Two containers full of ISA Browns and one lonely Leghorn were the only breeds they had that day.)

    Well. Now her sisters are mostly brown and she has no brown and is closer to white than yellow or gold (and definitely not brown).

    Is it likely that she is actually a he? Or another breed all together?


    Here is Funnel, the chick in question:
    Funnel at six weeks.jpg

    This is what all of the others look like:
    ISA Brown six weeks.jpg

    Here they are at about a week old. One very light Leghorn (who died at about 2 weeks old), one dark ISA Brown, and our mystery chick.
    Chicks one week.jpg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I think you were sold a rooster.
     
  3. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Free Ranging

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    Looks liked Cockerel,
    Or a very early hen.
    Age?
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Agreed, ISA brown roosters are yellow as chicks
     
  5. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    If it's 7 weeks old or less, yes, cockerel. I don't know the breed tho.
     
  6. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Crowing

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    Yup, that's an ISA brown cockerel. It happens he's very handsome!
     
  7. FreecoastMomma

    FreecoastMomma Hatching

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    Oh, man. I was sure hoping s(he) was just a different breed. We aren't allowed to have roosters. My kiddos will be devastated :(
     

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