Trouble figuring out who is who....

Ann Perkhens

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Jan 14, 2021
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I ordered 5 blue rocks, 4 Plymouth rocks, 2 olive eggers, and 4 black australorps. I am having trouble telling who is who, as the company sent two extra eggers, so the black colored ones I am struggling to tell apart.

Bird type one
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Bird type two
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Bird three
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And I’m pretty sure this is the blue rock. 😂
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JedJackson

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1 and 2 may be olive eggers

3 is a barred rock

4 is an Australorp

5 is a blue rock

Olive eggers are variable, as they are hybrids. The reason I think 1 and 2 may be olive eggers instead of Australorps is that they seem to have less white about their faces and on their bellies than Australorps usually have. But it's not certain.

Another thing to look at is comb type-- difficult to detect in very young chicks. Australorps will always have single combs, whereas olive eggers may have pea combs, though not always.
 

EmmaRainboe

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Agreed. Question for anyone who can answer-the white dot on the BR's head is the sexing gene, correct?
That's a barring spot, which is attached to the Z sex chromosome. Meaning it can be used in making sexlinks if you cross a barred female to a non-barred male.

Or are you asking if you can tell gender by the spot? That feature has been bred out of most hatchery stock, you can really only rely on it if they are really good quality from a breeder.
 

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