Too early to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TurtleFeathers, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Good morning everyone!

    I got some chicks from a fellow BYC'er back on 8/23, and they were anywhere from a couple days to a week old at that time. They were as follows:

    1 Dominique
    2 Columbian Wyandottes
    2 Mille Fleur D'uccles
    2 Black Copper Marans/Buff Orp mixes

    Can y'all take a look at these pics and tell me if its too early yet to sex them?

    Dominique (black legs?):

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    Dominique again (rose comb, but flesh colored, NOT pink?)

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    Mille Fleur D'uccles:

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    Columbian Wyandotte #1 (I'm pretty sure this is a roo):

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    Columbian Wyandotte #2 (roo, too?):

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    Black Copper Marans/Buff Orp #1:

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    Black Copper Marans/Buff Orp #2:

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    Black Copper Marans/Buff Orps together, #1 on left, #2 on right:

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    Thanks so much! (Edited for typos)
     
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  2. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure about genders, but the columbian wyandottes should have rose combs, not single combs... those are either incorrect wyandottes or they are not wyandottes at all...

    maybe they are delawares?
     
  3. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your millies are girls. I've got some very similar. If they have very pale little combs--girls. Pinkish, roos.
     
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    Too early on the mille fleurs but give it a few more weeks and if you see the combs getting red, they are roos. It is really easy to tell on those.
     
  5. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Noitulover: You're absolutely right - thanks for catching that! This is my first experience with wyandottes, so I didn't even think about it!

    I saw the parents, and they were beautiful birds, but I can't be sure what type of comb they had. A mix breed is a distinct possibility, too - the parents were penned separately, but there were a few rogue hens that may have slipped in when no one was looking... I got these for eggs only, so comb type doesn't really matter to me - but I need HENS for eggs! LOL!!!
     
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  6. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Thanks Becky & Mrs. Puff - I was hoping for either two girls or one of each! But they look almost identical, so I'm thinking both are the same sex - however, 2 roos will do me absolutely no good...
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's not a Delaware unless it's crossed with Columbian Rock. Dels have barring in the hackles. Many hatchery Wyandottes have single combs.

    The Dom doesn't seem to have a proper rose comb at all. Looks like a BR/Dom cross or something, but it's a pullet. The black leg wash and dark color tell you that.
     
  8. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hatchery silver laced wyandotte has a single comb. [​IMG]
     
  9. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Thanks Cynthia! This is my first experience with Dominiques as well, so I was just assuming it was a rose comb - but you know what you get when you ASSUME...

    Again, comb doesn't matter, or even mixed breeds - I just need brown eggs. Whenever people find out I have chickens, they say "I'd like some eggs, but are they brown or white?" to which I reply "neither, they're blue" and they go "EWWW!" This reaction seems rather odd to me - I mean, an egg is an egg, is an egg, right??? But thats ok - the fact that they're freaked out by my blue eggs just gives me an excuse to get a few new chickens! LOL!
     

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