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Rhode Island Red/Australorp Cross. Gender? New Pics!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tkoop741, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Tkoop741

    Tkoop741 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have NO idea what breed this is. This breed is a cross between a Rhode Island Red (dad) and Australorp (mom). Any clues on gender? The chick is 4 weeks old.

    The coloring is hard to tell with the pictures but the feathers are red and black. The black has almost a greenish sheen. Very, very pretty. Feathers came in evenly.


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  2. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like the ones I call "Robins" No idea what mine are either but they turn into nice heavy birds that lay well! I think mine might be Austrolorpe/ Orpington crosses? TerriO
     
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that this one is the Easter Egger? It looks like it might have a pea comb and green legs? If so, I think it's a girl.
     
  4. Tkoop741

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    yes its possible its an Easter Egger. It does have olive green legs. I'm not sure what a pea comb is but I'll google it! haha
     
  5. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a comb that pays much flatter to the head than what you typically think of as a chicken comb. Bumpy instead of flat then pointy.
     
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  6. Tkoop741

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    Does a pea comb tend to determine breed or gender?
     
  7. Tkoop741

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    Just talked to the "hatcher" ;) and she said it's an Australorpe. Still not sure on gender though. Its still early.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a mix not pure
     
  9. Tkoop741

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    Yes its a mix of Australope and RIR. Not sure what that "makes" it...
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    A mutt [​IMG] or some prefer the term barnyard mix


    Fyi, all your barred birds will be cockerels from the mix you're describing........a red roo over barred hens gives sex linked chicks.
     

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