Someone please help me figure out my chicks! Updated pics.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by naturemom, May 29, 2007.

  1. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The third grade at the school where I teach hatched some eggs as a part of a farming block, and 5 chicks are now home with me, with 2 more coming as soon as they are brought back by a child who took them home for the long weekend and wants to keep them but is not prepared to do so. Most are cross-breeds. The farm the eggs came from has the following breeds:
    Here's the list of Hens:

    Rhode Island Red - Bantam
    Wyandotte
    Turken
    Buff Cochin
    Silkie - Bantam
    Top Hat (polish?)
    Light Brahma
    Dark Brahma
    Araucana
    Siebright

    She has 3 Roosters:
    Top Hat (polish?)
    Rhode Island Red - Bantam
    One other unidentified rooster of standard size

    They are 3 weeks old, but the pics I have so far are from when they were 10 days old. I'll try to get some more tomorrow.

    Jack at 3 weeks old
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    Lucy: RIR/Sebright? 10 days old
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    Neptune: RIR/Brahma? 10 days old
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    Mr. Snuffles
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    Mr. Snuffles and Chip (RIR) at 3 weeks old
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    All of the ones I have at the moment, at 3 weeks, Looby in the foreground, Duke hiding behind her, and in the back, from L to R, Jack, Mr. Snuffles and Chip
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    The 2 whose heads you can see in this one are Duke (white) and Chip (brown)
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  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am not the best at this but I think that Duke is a roo but not to sure on the others. They are all cute though.

    Thanks for the pics
     
  3. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't anyone have any idea what breeds they are?
     
  4. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here is my best stab at it.
    Jack, i would call him an easter egger. He is a araucana mix therefor he is called an EE. Based on feather color and leg color.

    Neptune- I think you are right with the Brahma and RIR mix

    Lucy- RIR, and Wyandotte or Cochin
    Looby- Tophat seabright
    Duke- seabright and unknown
    Chip-RIR
    Mr Snuffles- Not sure. He has the face of a turkin but I am not sure who the father would be.

    That is my best guess. Hope that it helps.
    Kristyne
     
  5. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That does help. I was thinking Jack's and EE too. Mr. Snuffles really has me stumped. I hadn't even thought of Turken! I've never met a Turken. There was one that the kids hatched that was definitely one: it has a naked neck. It didn't occur to me that Jack might be one too, but now that you mention it it does seem possible, especially since he would only be 1/2 turken, which would explain the feathers on his neck. Sadly, I think most of them are boys, so they'll have to go elsewhere.
     
  6. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say for sure that you can keep neptune and Lucy, they both definantly look like hens. the rest I guess you will find out when they crow. Untill them, enjoy them. Are you finding new homes for the roos?
    Kristyne
     
  7. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping at least Neptune, Lucy and Chip turn out to be girls. There is another family from school wanting some chicks, and they can take roos, but I don't know if they'll want them all. Otherwise the farm the eggs came from will take them back. That was one of the reasons I decided to take them instead of buying sexed chicks. If sexing is 90% accurate and I get some of that other 10% I don't know what I would do with them.
     
  8. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that those 3 are hens. Keep me posted. Hopefully more are! [​IMG]
    Kristyne
     

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