sexing and breed help? pics here ; )

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lactivist, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. lactivist

    lactivist New Egg

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    Hi!
    We're new to the backyard chicken business, and loving it. We raised 16 chicks from eggs, then kept 4 which the farmer was pretty sure are pullets. She thought 2 were purebreds.
    Can anyone tell me (now that it's several weeks later) if they still look femalse, and which breeds so I can show my kids pictures?
    Thanks you guys! I know these forums are a wealth of information![​IMG]
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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    I think Penelope is a Polish.
    Moonie looks like a barred rock.
    Fluffington might be a buff brahma.
     
  3. lactivist

    lactivist New Egg

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    thanks!!
    any guess about Cowboy Jack?
    and do you think they're girls?
    they are 5 weeks old.[​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Cowboy Jack could be a mixed brahma or he could be full buff brahma (hard to tell from that pic) and it looks like you may have named him right. Appears to be a cockerel from what I can see.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Too early and too small of pics for me to tell their sex yet.
     
  6. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If Moonie is a barred rock (looks like it to me, not a cuckoo Maran probably with those yellow feet, but I'm not sure about traits for a Dominique), I'd say a girl. Does she have sooty color across the tops of her feet, the girls usually do.

    I'd say Penelope is a polish too. If she doesn't start to have feathers growing over her eyes, blocking off her sight a bit soon, I'd say boy, but I'm not sure what age they start to develop those feathers.

    I agree that Cowboy Jack looks pretty roo-ish to me, but I'm not sure on breed for him or Fluffington.
     
  7. lovinthechickens

    lovinthechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. lactivist

    lactivist New Egg

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    ah shoot!!!:mad:
    we were so excited to learn the cowboy was a girl! it's hard to not get attached, this being our first time.
    so maybe penelope too, huh?
    thanks guys :|!
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  10. lactivist

    lactivist New Egg

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    well, you're right...we actually had 3 roosters. i went back and switched them out, but she only had 2 possible hens for us. i'm a little disappointed, even after only 6 weeks of playing with them, we have become very attached.
    thanks for your help!
     

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