Oops mystery chicks...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by teamcarp33, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. teamcarp33

    teamcarp33 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I went to pick up some eggs to practice with in my new incubator and there were 4 week old chicks. Of course I bought two ;) they are mixed breed and I'm a novice, so can anyone help guess breeds and genders? They both have feathered legs/feet and the blue one has kind of fluffy cheeks (EE?). Four toes. Thanks for looking! [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  5. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one looks like a Light Brahma
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure on the first, dark bird, but the second one is probably a Light Brahma.
     
  7. teamcarp33

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    Any guess on gender;)
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree Light Brahma mix...and the dark one...hmmmmm.....I'd say Production Red mix of some sort, but you say it has feathered feet...maybe some Cochin in it???? But the tail is too pointy...yeah, red one is a mix...not sure what.

    And I'm thinking females thus far...the red light throws things off for the dark bird, but if that comb is still completely yellow....I'd say looking like females thus far.

    But mixes are more difficult as there are so many genes floating around that they don't develop on the schedules of the standard breeds.

    However, having said that, I find my mixes develop more quickly. So my mixed females will get more yellow comb growth than I would be comfortable with in a standard breed and call it female.

    Therefore, I am saying female thus far.

    As long as those combs stay nice and yellow until teenage, you should have 2 females.

    If male, then those combs will get large and red fast.

    My experience.

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