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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenstricken, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. chickenstricken

    chickenstricken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're new to the whole chicken thing. We currently have 23 chickens, several of which we don't know the breed of. We're pretty sure on a few, such as

    Barred Plymouth Rock

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    Buff Orpington

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    All of those pics were taken when they were 6 weeks old. We don't know the sex of ANY of the 23 we have yet.


    Now for the ones we're less sure on.

    Buff Chantecler

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    Delaware

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    And the ones we have no idea on

    Tilda ( we really hope she's a pullet [​IMG])

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    Pico

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    Cheeks

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    That's him on the right
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    And some others
    This one has "cheeks" also
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    These were taken when they were almost 7 weeks old.

    Any help on what we have would be greatly appreciated. We already have found good homes for all the ones we can't keep, including ALL cockerels.
     
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  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Honestly, every bird but Pico, the presumed Chantecler and the second bearded one look like cockerels.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The assumed Barred Rock is actually a mutt, and a boy.

    The assumed Buff Orpington might or might not be so. I see some black feathers, but, hatchery quality = not always solid buff. He's a boy though.

    The assumed Buff Chantecler is actually either a Sex-link pullet or some sort of mutt. Still a girl though.

    The assumed Delaware is indeed a Delaware, but a boy.

    Tilda likely is a boy but don't put my word for it, and a mutt.

    Pico is a mutt, and a girl.

    Cheeks is a Sex-Linked Rooster. He's a mutt though, cross of an EE and something else.

    The next one is a girl and an Easter Egger.

    The white one is either a White Rock rooster or a Leghorn pullet.

    The last one is some sort of blue chicken. . . likely a boy.
     
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  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    You think Tilda and the White one are pullets Illia? Look at those combs!
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I edited it. [​IMG] And yes, if the white is a Leghorn, it is a girl.
     
  6. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Just read your edits. My money is still on the White one being a cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenstricken

    chickenstricken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, you guys are the bearers of bad news. All of our favs are boys. [​IMG]

    We actually have three of the white ones that look identical. (comb, etc)
     
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  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Normally the friendly and colorful ones are boys, sorry.



    That's why I love roosters! [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenstricken

    chickenstricken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Illia. When you say mutt, do you mean cross breed,( dad true breed, mom, different true breed), or each parent was already a cross breed. Wouldn't sex linked also be a mutt?
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Sex Links are mutts, yes, but a certain cross. Sex-Link means mommy was a certain gene, daddy wasn't, that allows the offspring to be sexed by color.


    When I say mutts I mean either mom and dad were different breeds or mom and dad were both mutts. Could be either.
     

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