New to chickens. Breed and possible sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by golddustmommy, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. golddustmommy

    golddustmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am completely new to chickens. We got ours at the local feed store on Sunday (June 11th). They had received them 2 weeks prior, so I am guessing they are about 3 weeks old now. I know it's still a bit young to determine sex, especially since this one doesn't seem to have much in the way of comb, and wattle is nonexistent. Though if you wanna take a guess, I wont be upset! Which is why I included detailed pics. Sorry for the blur factor on some, this little bugger does NOT like to be held. He/she's a feisty fellow, and definitely seems to be highest on the pecking order, so I'm almost thinking we have a boy.

    Mostly, I'm a little confused on the breed. They claimed to be Black Jersey Giants (I got 2 of them), and one is 95% black. But from what I can see in my research, no giants are black and white like this. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places though lol Anyway, I'm eager to learn all I can. TIA IMG_0509.jpg IMG_0512.jpg IMG_0513.jpg IMG_0515.jpg IMG_0516.jpg IMG_0525.jpg IMG_0533.jpg
     
  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a black Austrolorp to you for gender
     
  3. Nichole Nolan

    Nichole Nolan Out Of The Brooder

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    Could someone help me try and determine sex of our very cute sugarbear
    She's definitely a fight picker as pictures to show but after doing some research on ee she's starting to look like a male. She's around 6/7weeks old
     

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  4. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    yep cockerel
     
  5. Nichole Nolan

    Nichole Nolan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
    We have noticed which you can now see in pictures these deep orange/red patches and that comb as I was doing research screamed cockerel but I was like maybe I'm overthinking things! But that comb seems to get bigger and redder by the day! And the tail just seemed to different than the pullet pictures I had seen.
     
  6. golddustmommy

    golddustmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the one we have who likes to battle the above one for pecking order. They say she/he is a Red Star. Also about 3 weeks. Is it true they are faster developers in general? I know they lay earlier, but I was a little concerned by the comb and wattle development lol
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  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    @golddustmommy your first one looks like a Black Australorp and your second one looks like it could be a Red sex-link of some type, there are many verities: Red Star, Amber Link, Gold Star, Gold sex-link, ISA brown, ect.
     
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  9. Nichole Nolan

    Nichole Nolan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you that's what we thought to
     
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  10. CassafrassKings

    CassafrassKings Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you help me? I don't know how to post?! Lol what do you click on to post a new thread? I've been trying to figure out for awhile... thank you!
     

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