Sex and breed of 3 week old chicks? **PICTURE HEAVY**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FaintBells, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. FaintBells

    FaintBells Hatching

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    About two weeks ago I got four little babies at my local feed store. Within the time that I’ve had them, they’ve developed combs and began to exhibit some rooish behavior, which scares me greatly since we can only keep one rooster.

    The babies fly and run at each other on occasion, and they stand rather tall.
    On one occasion, my chihuahua decided to pay them a visit, and my little bantam leapt at her. I am almost sure this is roo behavior, but I don’t want to get rid of a future egg layer if they happen to be a very aggressive girl.

    Below are some images of my chicks body, head, and wings. I’d really appreciate it if someone could figure out the breeds and genders of these little ones... it’d be a shame to have them all turn out to be roo’s. :barnie

    Chick 1- Hazel

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    Chick 2- Almond (bantam)

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    Chick 3- Macademia

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    Chick 4- Cashew
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    (They had just finished a dirt bath:idunno)
     
  2. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Free Ranging

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    Most of these are too young to tell you the breed and gender yet. Pictures when they are about 8-10 weeks old will help confirm by guesses below

    Hazel- don't know either yet
    Almond- probable cockerel, don't know breed yet
    Macadamia- cockerel, not sure on breed
    Cashew- Polish, to young to tell gender yet
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    All too young, repost when at least 6 - 8wks
     
  4. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    I don't know about Cashew but the rest of them look suspiciously like males. Might give it a couple more weeks and it should be more obvious then if they are male. :hmm
     
  5. Chicken Whisperers

    Chicken Whisperers Songster

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    All young chickens start to develop combs at three weeks, but Roos develop them faster. Within a few days to a week you will be able to tell the sex. As for breed, Cashew looks like a silkie, maybe an Egyptian Fayumi or a speckled Sussex for Macadamia, Ameraucana for Almond, and Hazel might be a black sex link
     
  6. Zwillingsmama

    Zwillingsmama Chirping

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    Macadamia is definitely not a speckeled Sussex, I have a 3 week old and she looks totally different
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Black sex link
    Spangled OEGB
    Fayoumi
    White Sultan?
     
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  8. FaintBells

    FaintBells Hatching

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    Thank you all for your input! I will hopefully remember to post an update on this bunch in a couple of weeks.
     
  9. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Repost new pics when they're 8 weeks old. any guesses now will be just that; guesses.
     

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