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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brkbrkbrk, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. brkbrkbrk

    brkbrkbrk Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all i have a new chick. She is supposedly 9-10wks and my husband thought they said its an isa brown cross leghorn, i thought they said orpington. We had our young son with us so we were a bit distracted.

    I would like any opinions on breed and gender and age, i think she might be younger from pics ive looked at.

    Many thanks :)
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  2. brkbrkbrk

    brkbrkbrk Out Of The Brooder

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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a young pullet to me. Cant help you with breed since I never had any that looked similar.
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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not an Orpington, Hubby wins on this one and if she's (yup) 9 - 10wks, it's a pullet.....Just my opinion & I'm sure more will be peeping in.
     
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  5. brkbrkbrk

    brkbrkbrk Out Of The Brooder

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    Phew!! I was scared "she" may be a rooster we have never had such a young chick before. She is very friendly, confident and curious so i was a bit worried. Im in love already. Sadly our shy but lovely, 1.5yr old wyandotte passed away suddenly [​IMG] [​IMG]. We only have one other chicken (suburbia rules) or i would have heaps!
     
  6. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Rules were made to be broken. Get higher fences, as well as no trespassing signs, and more chickens....... [​IMG]
     
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  7. brkbrkbrk

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    Haha [​IMG] the plan is to buy more land one day..
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think she looks the age stated, and she's a she.

    She's not pure Orpington, but I could see her possibly being a mix. I'm not really seeing any Leghorn blood there, she's got such thick legs and a reasonably hefty frame. I'm not sure what an Orpington x ISA brown cross would look like, if that's on the table for parents or not, but I wouldn't rule that out.

    Easiest thing would be to call the seller and ask. I have folks contact me all the time cause they can't remember what they bought, even when I write it down for them. It's no biggie, I want them to be happy and know what they have, even if it's a generic barnyard mix.
     
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  10. brkbrkbrk

    brkbrkbrk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!! Im not too concerned, she just has a lovely personality. Our wyandotte was such a scaredy cat but was becoming more confident. I was devastated to lose her, she was so beautiful. Other than her we've only has isa browns so i dont know much about other breeds.
     

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