What breed and gender is my chick?

peepnpato

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Hi! My chick is about 3 weeks old and I was wondering if anyone could help identify what type of chicken he is, along with the gender? When we got him, he was in a box with a bunch of white leghorn chickens but he was the only tan one. They said he was a leghorn but I wasn't sure if there was a mixup because the difference in color.
Anyone know?
Also, is he too young to tell what gender?

Thanks!
 

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peepnpato

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Looks like a Silkie mix. Where did you get this chick?
There was actually silkies in the box as well but they were also white and had a lot of feathers on their feet. Ruled them out bc the person helping us said he was a leghorn. But he was the only one that looked different from all the rest. Possible he is a mixture of both?
Got him from the local pet store
 
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Lizzy733

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Partridge silkie with poor genetics? Missing the foot feathering... how many toes? Still has the rose comb though, so will be a 'while' before you will know gender for sure. Tricky ones can take till 'crow or lay', which could be 24+ weeks.
 

peepnpato

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Jun 27, 2019
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Partridge silkie with poor genetics? Missing the foot feathering... how many toes? Still has the rose comb though, so will be a 'while' before you will know gender for sure. Tricky ones can take till 'crow or lay', which could be 24+ weeks.
He has 3 toes!
 

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