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Teen Chick Identification. Help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jujubeans2008, May 11, 2016.

  1. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two chicks I am trying to identify. I am pretty sure the first black one is an Austrolorp, but I would just like confirmation. The second I'm not too sure about. It is supposed to be a Black Sex Link but I have never had one before, and I know they can all look a bit different. Thoughts?



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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The first does look like an Australorp, and the second reminds me of a Cuckoo Marans. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. okiebird

    okiebird Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreed.
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2x, the Australorp = Cockerel
     
  5. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank y'all! :) The lady at the hatchery that day, wasn't the owner. So when we asked for certain breeds of chickens (and ducks), I think she had trouble identifying them. Haha.
     
  6. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you think it is a rooster? We aren't sure how to tell hens from roosters.
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His comb & wattle pretty big & red
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, definitely Australorp cockerel. He's a cutie!

    ~Alex
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    The Australorp is a cockerel. A female won't get a red comb until she's just about ready to lay eggs.

    Your second bird does look like a cuckoo Marans, and it's a pullet.
     
  10. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will he still stay sweet when he's mature? Can roosters be sweet? He's one of our sweetest babies. This kind of makes us sad. [​IMG]
     

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