Sex and breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melisany, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. melisany

    melisany New Egg

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    Hello everyone. Someone left this chicken in a box, in front of my building where I work. I took it to my neighborhood garden where it ate and drank water (away from the other chickens). The problem is I don't know what breed it is or sex or even age. I THINK it's a Barred Rock Chicken. Please help :/[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It's a little fella. I'd guess maybe around 3 months (ish, give or take a month [​IMG])
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Mixed breed cockerel.
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    X2.

    ~Alex
     
  5. melisany

    melisany New Egg

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    Hi, not sure what "X2" means?
     
  6. melisany

    melisany New Egg

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    Would you say it's male or female?
     
  7. melisany

    melisany New Egg

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    [​IMG]

    This is another picture
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a young male.

    It superficially looks like a barred rock but it is not. It probably is a barred rock crossed with? Possibly it is a male black sex link. Those are bred by breeding usually a RIR rooster over Barred rock hens for brown egg layers because this cross produces chicks you can visually sex at hatch. The male chicks hatch out black with a white head spot on top of the head and grow out barred. The female chicks are born black with no white head spot and grow out mostly black with some brown on neck and breast.

    here's a link to a black sex link adult rooster

    http://www.backroadsliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/BLACK-SEX-LINK-ROOSTER.jpg

    This chick will grow up colored much like him or with even more white areas on neck and back.

    However with history being a total mystery, it is also possible it is someone's backyard crossing of a barred rock with a ??? the barring is dominant so it will show up in a cross. The reason it's not a barred rock is because it already shows too much white on the neck and head.
     
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  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sorry for not being clear - male
     
  10. melisany

    melisany New Egg

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    Ok thanks everyone. Not sure what to do with him, like I said he was dropping off at my place of work. I live in the city so I hope I am find a farm who would want him!
     

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