Sex/Breed Identification?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Arya28, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Barred Rocks

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  2. Cuckoo Marans

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  3. Dominique

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  4. Other?

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  1. Arya28

    Arya28 Songster

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    Chick #1 (WITHOUT long tail feathers) : IMG_0227.JPG IMG_0226.JPG IMG_0217.JPG Chick #2: (WITH long tail feathers) IMG_0198.JPG IMG_0196.JPG IMG_0195.JPG IMG_0193.JPG These chicks are almost 2 weeks old, and we got them from what was supposed to be a pullet bin at TSC. However.... I'm thinking they might not all be pullets. At first I thought they were barred rocks, but I don't think their feet or beaks are yellow enough and the dots on their heads weren't right for the sexing. These ones have some black on their feet as well. They are from Hoover's. I'm thinking cuckoo Marans, golden cuckoo Marans or Dominique? I'm only putting pictures of 2 of them on here because for the most part they all look the same. There are 6 of them; 3 of them have long tail feathers and 3 of them don't. The ones that don't appear to have thicker legs. Do you think they are even the same breed? They are growing super fast and are all SUPER flighty. We have black and blue copper Marans and they were flighty, so that's why I think they might be cuckoo Marans. Your thoughts will be appreciated!
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing

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    Dominiques have rose combs so its not that cuckoo marans would have white feet not yellow might be just barred rock pullets or black sex link males
     
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  3. Arya28

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    Well I have silkies from that hatchery who are supposed to have walnut combs, and they have single combs.. maybe they are dominiques who aren't as purely bred? Hmm... hope they are not all males! :fl But lol, I'll love them anyway
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Barred Rocks, to young to sex.
     
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  5. Arya28

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    IMG_0295.jpg See this is a picture of golden cuckoo Marans chicks, from MyPetChicken. I think they look sort of like this and also because of the black on their feet. And also one of ours has brown on her face. But maybe not. Thoughts?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    young barred rocks
     
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  7. Arya28

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    So they are about 6 weeks now... it's become clear that our 6 little pullets are half roosters..lol. But they are so cute! So here is a pic of one of them, you can see a lot of black on the legs so I don't think they're barred rocks. All of them have this.. does anyone have any more opinions on what these ones are??
     

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  8. Arya28

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    C76FED20-36BC-4C59-84D1-A84ABF912390.jpeg 19067CA6-94FE-4062-B214-F36FF413C7DE.jpeg 6C45B429-5EF1-4F02-96C7-6D11EF72C4FD.jpeg EC8BF9A3-7EE2-418A-BDA6-9C4C9E2DBD80.jpeg 80A19CBF-F471-4E71-895B-522D1C9A5CEC.jpeg These birds are now about 4 1/2 months old... it’s become clear the three roosters of this bunch are actually black sex-links... we still thought the hens to be barred rocks. However, these lovely ladies have begun laying eggs this week, and they definitely seem to be not the color of barred rock eggs! Aren’t they usually very light brown? These eggs are very dark, chocolate colored like our Blue Copper Marans hen. We think because of egg color they have to be Cuckoo Marans. Or can barred rocks lay this color? The only ones in the pen are these barred ones and silver laced Wyandottes (who I believe also lay light-medium brown eggs?). I have attached pics of the eggs and of the pullets. Not sure that the pictures really do these beautiful eggs justice! They do have a coppery tone to them.
     

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