Sex and Breed anyone?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DanDeeChicks, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. DanDeeChicks

    DanDeeChicks New Egg

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    We are guessing the first two are girls and the other two are boys....but don't really know. Help us newbies please!
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  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    they're kinda young....the only way I could tell the difference b/w my roo and my pullets is from the comb developing faster, getting bigger, and getting redder sooner than the females. That's the only advice I know....how old are they???
     
  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    My guess on breeds:
    1) Buff Orpington
    2) Rhode Island Red
    3) Barred Rock
    4) ???

    Looks like a nice mixed flock of good layers, assuming they're all pullets!
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
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  5. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    The breeds mentioned above seem reasonable guesses. You can't sex from plumage at this age.
     
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  6. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the comb on the last one look like?
    The chick looks like a slw to me, but Ihaven't owned many of these and am by no means an expert.
     
  7. DanDeeChicks

    DanDeeChicks New Egg

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    I think our chicks are 1 month old. Here is another pic of chick #4. We really don't know anything about chickens but could you tell me what a SLW is?

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  8. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the last one i think is an astralorp thats what mine looked like last year.
     
  9. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I think the last one may be a Silver Laced Wyandotte. I'll try to find a pic of ours at that age...
     
  10. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Never mind! I just noticed the comb. It looks a lot like our SLW (see pic) but they have pea combs and it sure looks like a single comb on your chick.

    I don't think it's an Australorp. Ours did not have white like that in the wings when she feathered in -only white in the baby fluff-, nor an eyeliner stripe. (She's in the pic below, far right.)

    Here's our Silver Laced Wyandotte at about 4 weeks old (far left. But see how diffferent the comb is?):
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