three chicks!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EmilyOfIndiana, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. EmilyOfIndiana

    EmilyOfIndiana Out Of The Brooder

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    OK. These chicks hatched on November sixteenth. I'm pretty sure I know what 2 of them are but the third is iffy. Crossbreeding chickens is messy business when it comes to genderizin'

    First up is Carl, or Carol? Pretty sure its a boy so we will call him Carl!
    Boy?
    Black star x Rhode island red or maybe jersey giant. Had two roos at the time
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    As you can tell he is bigger than his sibling!

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    Here is his back

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    Hackle feathers

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    Dat face

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    His bumbum

    Now I'm calling this one Margie so far!
    Same breeds as the one above
    Girl?

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    Pretty face

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    Lovely back

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    Hackle feathers

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    Tail!

    Now I have one more. This is the hard one more me. I have posted this chick on the lazy chicken coops Facebook wall and was told it was a hen. However, it has a longer tail and bumps chests with the bigger one above. I just don't know.
    This one I've been calling Penny. Praying its a hen because I love it and don't want to have to choose between it and Carl!
    Bantam Cochin x Rhode Island Red
    Hen? Roo?
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    Hello world!

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    Pretty face

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    Back back back

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    Hackle feathers

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    Tail feathers

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    Bye mom!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think male, female, female.

    On the first birds, what breed was the mother and what was the father(s)?
     
  3. EmilyOfIndiana

    EmilyOfIndiana Out Of The Brooder

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    Mothers were black stars, my boys were Steve (rir) and Jim (jersey giant). Jim is no longer with us sadly
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do you have pictures of the parents? Black star hens aren't barred, those offspring aren't really possible from the combos you have listed, so I'm confused.
     
  5. EmilyOfIndiana

    EmilyOfIndiana Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any barred chickens and I read that black stars don't breeds true after the first generation, with them being sex links. So my black stars are rir x barred rock hen. Male black stars are barred however. So the barring skips the first generation and comes back in the second
     
  6. EmilyOfIndiana

    EmilyOfIndiana Out Of The Brooder

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    Rir too Steve

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    Last pick of the black stars from like April last year lol. The barred one is a roo named Edd I no longer own
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You appear to have a cockerel and two pullets.
     
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  9. EmilyOfIndiana

    EmilyOfIndiana Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I pray so. I'm hoping the little black one will inherit some of her mothers good traits
     

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