Newby & I need some assistance determining breed...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hershey, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. hershey

    hershey Hatching

    Jul 11, 2007
    My daughter was elected to receive one of the 3 chicks incubated at school this year. Must say I have never owned a chicken before. Need some assistance determining breed & sex. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.


  2. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    maybe a black sex link but idk i have one similar but idk what mine is look here at the feather site
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    With that comb, I think you have a male for sure. Since it's legs are dark, maybe greenish, hard to tell, it can have some EE mixed in with maybe a wyandotte genes that give it a wide body.

    I say you have a nice barnyard mix roo. Now you should probably get some girls for it since chickens live in flocks. They probably should have let all the chicks go home together. The other single birds should get some friends to keep them happy.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Quote:Generally black sexlinks have single combs, gold flecks, and are female if that color [​IMG].
  5. hershey

    hershey Hatching

    Jul 11, 2007
    Thanks for the information. Hershey s/d suffice for a rooster. I appreciate the advice w/ regards to obtaining more. This raises another question, would I need to find birds of similar age or would acquiring a few additional chicks & introducing them at what age would be recommended? I was under the impression it was a rooster given the awful noise it is currently making in what I believe is an attempt to crow![​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    With that rose comb and the chest coloring, it looks like a Silver Laced Wyandotte mixed with something else-and it's a rooster.
  7. ella

    ella Songster

    They are so funny when they're learning to crow aren't they? [​IMG]

    If you plan on adding to your flock (always a good idea [​IMG]) you need to get chicks of the same age/size or the big one will likely kill the little ones. If you get little ones you can introduce them when they reach the same size about 5 months old usually.

    You can check out Buy/Sell/Trade here:

    try to find some of the right age.

    Or you could see if you can get the other 2 that hatched with that one. Maybe the other parents will be glad to get rid of them. [​IMG]

    As for breed I'd say he could have some Cornish in him along with the Wyandotte. Cute little guy!
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2007

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