We have no idea what sex or breeds we have

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickmeout, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. chickmeout

    chickmeout In the Brooder

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    Hello to all! Our family always wanted chickens, and today we have them! Yay! The only problem is that we have no idea what we got! Anybody want to weigh in? Any opinion / guess is welcome and appreciated! :) They are 5 weeks old. (We are thinking that the last two are Roos.)
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  2. chickmeout

    chickmeout In the Brooder

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    23574101_10155210877694397_1059985721_n.jpg Better pic of 1).
     
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  3. debid

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    Where did you get them? They look like barnyard mixes rather than breeds.

    See if you can get a picture of 4 that shows the coloring in bright, natural light.

    2, 5, and 6 look like pullets. 1 and 7 look like cockerels. I'd need better pix and possibly a couple weeks of waiting to know on 3, 4, and 8.

    The best pictures are profile shots of the whole chick in bright, natural light.
     
  4. FreedomFarm13

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  5. CHlCK3N

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    3) looks like a pullet to me, but don't quote me on that. Had a couple of BR gals who looked like that when they got to around that size. But like the answers about, might be mixed.
     
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  6. debid

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    A single barring gene looks like that. In a barred Rock, that single gene means female. In mixes, it doesn't mean a thing unless you know the barred parent was the hen... and then it makes it a sexlinked cockerel chick. On that one, you need to wait for comb change (or not).
     
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  7. CHlCK3N

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    Ah, okay. I'm not much of a person for genetics. Thanks, though!
     
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  8. Mamabird05

    Mamabird05 In the Brooder

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    Looks like pic one and 3 have colours of Columbia barred rock. The black one with red/brown feather up on neck looks a lot like my black/red pyle
     
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  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Look like mostly cockerels to me. 1, 4, 6, 7, & 8 are very likely cockerels.
     
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  10. deepbluesea

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    #5 looks like a cream legbar, and right now I'm thinking pullet. #3 looks like a barred rock pullet. My two cents. :)
     
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