New birds- confirm breed mixes and one sex question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kristip, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Just adopted 4 6-9 month old birds today. I believe that I have aRIR(maybe mix, maybe pure?), a Dominique, an Australorp mix(welsummer dad?) and a light brahma mix i believe (might be welsummer daddy again as most of her roos were welsummers). I have a question on the brahma mix... it is a big bird... please confirm it is a hen... it is the only one we are questioning right now. Pretty positive the rest are hens.Thank

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  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are all hens! I don't see any saddle feathers on the Brahma! Good luck:) Beautiful birds.
     
  3. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like hans to me! Your hen to the right in the fist pic is a Golden Sexlink. [​IMG]
     
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  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the Brahma crossed one looks like a roo and if you say the mom was a Light Brahma and the dad was a Wellsummer, then that proves that he is a roo becuase that cross would make sexlinks were the hens would be Red Columbian and the roos would look more like Light Columbian like the one you have but its really messy.

    But acutally I dont think hes a Brahma mix, if he were he should have a pea or modified comb since pea is dominant over single and is coloring looks more like a messy Delaware roo, even if he was a Brahma mix Sexlink roo, he should have more gold leakage. Does he even have feathered leggs ? Can you get anothe pic showing his whole body ? The leggs and tail are important things that we need in the pics when we are trying to decide genders just from looking at pics but I'm pretty sure its a rooster.
     
  5. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about this pic...I dont know anything about parentage... I was guessing...

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  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I would say roo
     
  7. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your red hen looks like a red star and the white chicken looks just like my red star rooster. https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/star/20741 Mine just started to get the yellow hackle feathers. At about a year old. Look at the pics and see what you think.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Your "Brahma mix" is not a Brahma nor a mix. It's a purebred but hatchery quality Delaware cockerel.
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, He is a roo for sure and he is not a Brahma mix becuase he has no brahma influence, Pea Combs and feathered leggs are both found in Brahmas and are both dominant traits that would be passed to the offspring and yours has neither. And he has is hackles and tails are barred columbian so he is either a lower grade hatcher Delaware or a Red Sexlink rooster from using a Delaware hen as the mother for the particular cross, which is a popular mother breed for most hatcheries that breed for the Red Sexlinks.
     
  10. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are some additional pics a week later. Figuring this is about a 20 week old bird.
    Still leaning towards roo??? One of my 4 is laying but I am not sure which one.
    Help me determine gender still- as it will go back to the farm if a boy

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