Trying to figure out breed & sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hendrixcoop, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. hendrixcoop

    hendrixcoop Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick is 3 weeks old, came with a batch of RIR/Maran chicks. The guy stated that this chick was a neighbors egg and he is unclear of the heritage. The RIR/Maran chicks showed cockerel early, at two weeks, but this chick is in question. Any ideas on breed and/or sex?


    This one of the RIR/Maran chicks,at two weeks, that presented early.
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    What type of Marans was it? Cuckoo? If so, the first chick is a girl. Black sex link.

    Though that chick looks like an australorp to me :confused:
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first chick is a mutt and a rooster. I've never seen a female chick with those giant legs.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    ]Nurse Turtle: [​IMG] My girls had canckles :lau [​IMG] Here she is now. Full grown. Though molting a bit.
     
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  5. hendrixcoop

    hendrixcoop Out Of The Brooder

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    The two chicks (3 week old black colored) are the unknown breed, came from the sellers neighbor and placed in the incubator, was not sure from which breeding pair.

    The other four chicks (2 week old brown colored ) are a Rhode Island Red/Black Copper Maran cross-breed.

    The 2 unknowns look exactly the same, the 4 RIR/BCM have a variation in color and appear to contain 2 cockrels. Just for entertainment from a newbie, here are pictures.
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