PICS - Five Different Chicks - What sex and breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by homechick, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. homechick

    homechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have five chicks.. different ages but I'm thinking somewhere between a month and a month and a half?? Anyway, they are also different breeds. I have NO clue what breeds or the sexes. One of them is for sure a pullet and she is a standard. The rests are bantams... not sexed yet. Any idea on what I have here? Any opinions will help!

    Here's two pics of my "Big Mamma". I know she's a standard but any idea on the breed?
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    Here's my youngest (I think)
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    Here's two pictures of one I picked out because of it's beautiful speckles! I think it may be a cockerel.
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    Here's one with pretty stripes up the back. Sorry for the bad photo. Chickens don't sit still very well.
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    Here's the tiniest little "chicky" as my son calls it. Follows the big one around everywhere. So sweet.
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  2. kalisgirl

    kalisgirl Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    I am not sure, but the last one kinda looks like a Millie Fluer bantam chic. They are sure cute and comical birds.

    Never mind, I just noticed that is does not have any feathers on its feet. So it cannot be a Millie Fluer.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2007
  4. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure about most of the breeds but the little grey or silver colored one is a Blue Rose comb Bantam i know this because i have 8 right now that are 4 weeks old looks just like that one
     
  5. GoPups

    GoPups Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but that first one looks like a game bird!
     
  6. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cute pics of those babies. I am thinking the chick after the grey one is an araucana (sp). Can't tell you what the other's are or what sex they are as I am new to this myself. Good luck.
     
  7. homechick

    homechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I got them when they were a day old, McMurrays Hatchery pictures could help.. but alas.. this is what I have to work with. [​IMG].
     
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    You sure have some pretty birds!


    Quote:Although the feather pattern is similar, this bird is not a Buttercup. A Buttercup has a cup or crown shaped comb, which is how it got its name.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2007
  9. Unbridled

    Unbridled Out Of The Brooder

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    the first one looks like a modern game bird the second and third look to be Old english game bantams the last one I am not sure about.
     
  10. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I'm no good at ID'ing chicks, just luv looking at them. And your photos are so nice!
    How do you folks do that so well? I never get nice shots like that. I want lessons! [​IMG]
    As far as sexing... ok, hold them on their back in your hand so, if they stop kicking after a short time, its a pullet, if they keep kicking its a cockerel... [​IMG]
    I read that right here in this forum, so there you go [​IMG] ( have no idea if it works, but I filed it away in my treasure trove of information gathered from this great group!!)
     

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