Mystery hatch - Breed and Gender of 2nd Grade Classroom hatches

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TamiTrojan, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. TamiTrojan

    TamiTrojan Chirping

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    I hatched chicks in my 2nd grade classroom. Got the eggs from a pet store in Orange County, and the parent picking them up didn't think to ask the breed!!! All the yellow chicks (some with a few black bits of feathers or specs of black down) were from large brown eggs. The different one was from a light beige egg that was a bit smaller. They are marked on their heads with bright colors to help us identify them when weighing them to track their growth. My students would LOVE to know what we have, and if you have any gender guesses!!! They are just over 2 weeks old, and did feathered out pretty quickly - they had wing feathers starting within just days of hatching. Before this I've only hatched bantams, so I'm at a loss!! There are seven chicks (pink, green, blue, purple, black and an unmarked yellow and unmarked odd-ball!). THANK YOU! 20190428_134100 (1).jpg 20190428_134032.jpg 20190428_134022.jpg 20190428_134109.jpg 20190428_134129.jpg 20190428_134011.jpg 20190428_134122.jpg
     

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  2. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    They look like Cornish x’s and Cornish Wich are meat birds
     
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  3. TamiTrojan

    TamiTrojan Chirping

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    That's what I was afraid of. Do Cornish come from brown eggs?
     
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  4. TamiTrojan

    TamiTrojan Chirping

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    They are supposed to go to live out their lives as free-range birds on a family's farm, but from what I've learned, this is not a possibility for Cornish, as they would require a great deal of care. How can I know the breed for sure? Is there an age where it is clearly a Cornish? I don't want them to suffer!!
     
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  5. MagpieDucks

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    Pretty positive they aren’t CX, those grow really fast.
     
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  6. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

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    I’m not too familiar on meat birds, but at 2 weeks only Cornish would be that big
     
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    This is my white rock at 2 and 3 weeks. A6CBD7F7-2840-4DA9-BCC5-66113B6401D8.jpeg 929160D4-A048-4E99-9E60-097DD3967172.jpeg
     
  8. cstephens1987

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    They Could be white rocks
     
  9. debid

    debid Crowing

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    Mixes. Something white for the rooster, at least one hen had a rose comb. They aren't purebred anything, the appearance is too varied.
     
  10. CaramelKittey

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    Not sure about the breed. I’m pretty sure at least Gray is a pullet. Hard to tell as they are so young. Compared the gray, the others have larger combs however, they are not pink.
    Hope this helped!
     
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