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Sex and type???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrsezra, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. mrsezra

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    Hi! Could really use some expert chicken advise!

    This is one of the chicks I hatched from an incubator. I was told most incubator chicks are male.

    Any idea what sex this sweet little chick is???

    We would love to keep it if it's a female. Our city doesn't allow roosters.

    Also, any idea what type of chick this is? We assume some sort of bantam? It's tiny and has feathered feet.

    Any insight would help!

    Thanks :)[​IMG]
     
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! How old is the chick? Can you post some more pics of it from different angles. This will help. As far as incubator chicks being male, there is no proof of that. If it is the only hatchling, I would recommend getting it a friend or two.

    Hope someone can help you identify.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes, as asked above, how old is the bird? That is information to be considered in gender evaluation. What type of comb does it seem to be developing?
     
  4. mrsezra

    mrsezra New Egg

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    It's 6 weeks old.

    What is a comb? Sorry I'm super new to this!!
     
  5. mrsezra

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  7. mrsezra

    mrsezra New Egg

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    Sorry the pics on my iPhone are looking super low quality. I'll upload more when I get home!
     
  8. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb is the bumpy part sticking up from the top of the head, kind of between the eyes. Different breeds have different types. Is there just one bumpy ridge there?

    Where did you get the eggs you hatched?
     
  9. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    See the yellow part running up from the beak? Does your bird's comb look kind of like these?

    also, how many toes does it have and what color are it's legs?
     
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  10. Wilebaum

    Wilebaum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those feathered feet remind me of marans. Black copper maybe? If so, pullet.
     

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