What breed and gender is my mystery chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Viia, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Viia

    Viia Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this little one at work (a restaurant with a pond, ducks, chickens and rabbits). She (I call her a she all the time because I really want her to be a she!) was wandering around peeping by herself, running under people's feet, so after a while we put her into a hutch to see if mommy would show up. None of the hens took any notice. I took her home in the evening and she's been with me ever since. As I type this, she is napping in my lap.

    The chickens at work look like Brahma bantams, but I'm no expert so I may be wrong. There are 1 dark and 2 buff hens, and 2 buff roosters. There are also 2 buff hens of another breed with no feathers on their legs, and 1 rooster of the same kind. My little one has feathers on her legs but she is black and white. Any ideas on what breed and more importantly what gender?

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    Baby Princess PiriPiri

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    Comb has no color yet. The hens at work have red combs too.

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    Here her tail is held down but often she does hold it quite high.

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    Her back is also almost fully feathered, just the sides of the spine are still fluffy

    So... pullet or roo?

    Edit: Ok I think it's fixed. Do these forums not work with direct [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No images showing through those links :(
     
  3. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if it's just me and my computer......but I can't get the links to open up to your pictures....
    When the page opens, it says:
    We're sorry, we cannot find the page you requested.

    Please check the URL for correct spelling and capitalization.
     
  4. Viia

    Viia Out Of The Brooder

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    I wonder why... this new Photobucket just isn't agreeing with me!
     
  5. Viia

    Viia Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes, she's almost 5 weeks old now. She was 175g at 4 weeks.
     
  6. Viia

    Viia Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  7. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would at the moment say she looks like a pullet but I think you need to post some more pics up in a couple of week. The comb is quite raised but not sure what breed s/he is so might be genetic. To be honest I would think its a bit early to tell xx
     
  8. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I don't have any idea .....
    but she sure is adorable....!
    Hopefully someone will know and reply....
     
  9. Viia

    Viia Out Of The Brooder

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    I got some photos of the chickens that might be her parents.

    3 hens (2 buff and 1 dark) and 2 roosters are brothers and sisters. The one pictured below just hatched out 7 chicks. Her sister looks the same but instead of black, she has gray/blue feathers on her tail and neck.

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    Both brother roosters look like this except the other has black/blue underside and leg feathers.
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    This is the dark hen sister to the one pictured above, and the rooster in the back is a different breed with only a few tiny feathers on the legs. There are 2 hens that are his sisters.
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    Any suggestions on what breeds these chickens are? Are they Brahmas? And why is my chicken black and white? lol None of the others are that color.
     
  10. Viia

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    Anyone have any ideas at all? [​IMG]
     

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