New chicks given to us, breed possible gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tiffany, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Tiffany

    Tiffany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the chicks we got yesterday. Any ideas on breed, Age and possible gender. There is one more a little taller and fatter than the others.
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  2. caseyleah

    caseyleah Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a Barred Rock... and I wanna say that its a female based on the dark wash down the front of its legs. Maybe a few days old?
     
  3. Tiffany

    Tiffany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol they are 3 different chicks and thee fourth not pictured is taller and a bit fatter
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    Definately barred something - that is what the yellow/white spot on the head means. I would say around 1 week old due to the amount of wing feathers.
     
  5. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and how nice of you to join us. [​IMG] I hope you find loads of really helpful information here. Don't hesittate to ask anything and also there is a really handy search feature up there on the right.

    Your chicks are probably Barred Rocks -- they also could be Domioniques, which are similar in color and temperament to Barred Rocks. I was told that the spot on the top of the head of a Barred Rock is larger on boys than on girls -- however, mine had a spot on the top of her head as big as a nickel and she turned out to be a girl -- so you can't believe everything your told.

    How is it that someone just handed over three adorable chicks?

    Jenny
     
  6. Tiffany

    Tiffany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks jenny this place is great. Ive been milling around since we decided that we wanted chickens and joined when we got them. The story of how we got them is adorable. We were at our local barnyard auction, you know calves, goats, chickens etc... This little boys grandma got him a box of like 20 chicks, and my girls and him were playing. He asked his grandma if he could give each of his friends one. Thats how we got them.
     
  7. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a barred something or other...

    WAY too early to tell gender
     
  8. Tiffany

    Tiffany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So about a week old? Man that is young. So that means to keep the brooder at 90 right? Everyone else think just a week old?
     
  9. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep.

    or 95*
     
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  10. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh i wouldn't think they were more than a couple days old. They still have the feet are bigger than my head, bobble head kind of look.
     

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