What am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dumpling, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Dumpling

    Dumpling Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. Your knowledge and expertise has been wonderful as I have been lurking around these past few weeks. I am the proud newbie owner of 24 3 week old chicks- black stars, red stars and RIR, as well as this free rare chick. Does anyone know what he/she is? Thanks for your input. [​IMG]
     
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  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I am going to say silver spangled hamburg.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'm going to agree silver spangled hamburg...looks like a rose comb ..you will know for sure if its rose comb and has spikey like points as it grows out and white ear lobes.....
     
  4. IrkanInvader89

    IrkanInvader89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, that there is a silver spangled hamburg! They are very attractive when full grown!
     
  5. Dumpling

    Dumpling Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I have seen photos of them and yes, they are beautiful. When will I know if it is a rooster or hen?
     
  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More than likely it will be a male. Just because hatcheries usually have a surplus of males, the "surprise chick" is one of their ways of relieving some of that surplus. Most people I know who have gotten the "surprise chick," the chick has turned out to be male.

    -Kim
     
  7. IrkanInvader89

    IrkanInvader89 Out Of The Brooder

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    You should be able to tell at around 5 or 6 weeks. However, it sometimes takes a little longer, and sometimes you will know much sooner!
     

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