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What breed and gender is our chook!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pene and Frida, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Pene and Frida

    Pene and Frida Out Of The Brooder

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    Four weeks old today. Photographs taken today. Has a scratch on it's comb so more red than normal. Comb colour is a lite orange.

    Wanting to know breed and gender.

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  2. Pene and Frida

    Pene and Frida Out Of The Brooder

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  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    It's male.

    Breed is hard to say for me this early in the game. A lot of chicken breeds come in white...

    What color are it's earlobes and legs (they seem to be yellow, but look kinda greenish in the pic?) and is that a straight comb?
     
  4. Pene and Frida

    Pene and Frida Out Of The Brooder

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    The ear is still white and has fluff over it. The legs are yellow but do have a green tint. I know the chicken more than likely isn't purebreed. Mmmmm thoguht it might be a boy but was great to let our first time mum 'Pene' splash orpington have a chick, this was the only one that hatched.
     
  5. Pene and Frida

    Pene and Frida Out Of The Brooder

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    yes has a straight comb!
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    Then I'd have to say EasterEgger cockerel. I don't know of any other muffs breeds with dark legs.
     
  7. Pene and Frida

    Pene and Frida Out Of The Brooder

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    Silly question but how can you tell the chick is a boy, my friend has some chicks from the same farmer, I wanted to attempt to sex her![​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    He really is quite young, so the amount of pink in his comb makes me think a definite boy [​IMG]

    A girl this young wouldn't have so much pink.
     
  9. Pene and Frida

    Pene and Frida Out Of The Brooder

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    That was my thoughts thanks heaps! [​IMG]
     
  10. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OP is from New Zealand, there is no such thing as Easter Eggers over there. The bird would be considered a tailed Araucana
     

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