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So.. Rooster? And also any guesses as to my mystery black chickies?:)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Courtney134, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Courtney134

    Courtney134 In the Brooder

    May 12, 2011
    Yesterday my DH brought home some chicks a guy from work gave him. I said 3 - he gave us 5. And one is suspiciously rooster like. There is another white one (I believe a tetra tint) that has a smaller yellow comb - she looks like a mini version of my 10ish week old Tetra Tint. The guy told him they were 3 weeks old, I think. Thanks in advance!

    Here is the chick in question (He/She is very friendly.. but I love the look on its face here). The waddle also looks pinkish/red. The flash on this washed out the color, I think.


    Also, I have two of these black chicks. They have feathering on their legs and feet... just a little. I can't figure out what they are. They are pretty skiddish.


  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    The first one is a rooster but I need a head shot of the second. [​IMG]
  3. lizage

    lizage Songster

    May 13, 2011
    The black one looks like my barred rock pullets at that age.
  4. Tia Maria

    Tia Maria In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2010
    Wiltshire - UK
    The black one could be Cuckoo Marans especially if it has feathered legs , The darker it is the more likely to be girl [​IMG]
  5. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    I think it is a barred rock. And [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Tia Maria and Courtney!
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hmmm, the first one looks to be a rooster, I think you're right. Now the black ones are definitely barred, but barred rocks don't have feathered legs, and then Cuckoo Marans have feathered legs, but their leg color is yellow....Maybe it's a mix.

    Cute as the dickins though! Thanks for showing the pics!

  7. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    1st one looks like a rooster. I would guess hen on the second one.

  8. Kezzie

    Kezzie Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Coastal Georgia
    I think the black chicks are Cuckoo Marans, especially with the leg feathering...
  9. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Songster

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    cuckoo marans don't have feathered legs, only some of the marans have leg feathers and the marans aren't one of them.
  10. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Could be a cuckoo colored cochin.

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