pix of 5 different chix... need breed for 2 and gender for others

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cove View Farm, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Cove View Farm

    Cove View Farm Out Of The Brooder

    [​IMG]
    this was supposed to be rir but I don't think so. She looks more like my bo chicks. maybe a mix?
    [​IMG]
    this is sparkplug.I think he (or she) is sooo cute. He was a bonus rare chick with the order from mcmurray
    [​IMG]
    this is one of three of my new blue splash ameracauna chicks... 5 weeks old, maybe 6
    [​IMG]
    this is two of three
    [​IMG]
    and this is three of three
     
  2. normajean

    normajean Chillin' With My Peeps

    259
    1
    141
    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    #1 could be a Comet (similar to a RIR but a sex-linked cross.)
    #2 I think is a gold laced Polish.
    Beautiful chicks and gorgeous Americaunas!
    Sexing: first and second pics of Americaunas look like poss. pullets. The third I think a cockerel.
    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
  3. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    392
    1
    139
    Sep 2, 2007
    I think Sparkplug is a golden polish. The Ameraucanas look like hens to my inexperienced eyes. The first one doesn't look like my buff orps when they were chicks... I'm thinking its something else
     
  4. normajean

    normajean Chillin' With My Peeps

    259
    1
    141
    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    I agree with Nugget about the first chick, the barring on the wing is not BO like at all...maybe Red Star or New Hampshire Red?
     
  5. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    The first one looks like a comet, new hampshire or red star, the 2nd one is deffiently a golden laced polish(see her top hat?). Beautiful birds! And the last 3 pictures, the first 2 look like pullets, the last one looks like a cockeral.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hatchery RIRs are often that color. The wings are just like them. Could also be a production red.
    Then a gold laced polish.
    On the Ameraucanas, the last is definitely a cockerel. The others could go either way, but I'm leaning toward cockerels IF they are really only five or six weeks old.
     
  7. Cove View Farm

    Cove View Farm Out Of The Brooder

    Well the first Ameraucana I'm pretty sure is a pullet... she is noticeably smaller than her siblings and her stature is that of my other, older Ameraucana hen. The second is my one chick I think could go either way. It's not as small as the first but it's not as big as the last. I'm pretty convinced the last one is a roo. He is larger and just has the look and stature. They are still peeping too... so cute.
    As for the yellow chick in the first picture... She came in my order and was not like the BO or the RIR's. I guess the hatchery could've made a mistake??
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by