What breed and sex are these chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skullgrrrl, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 6 eggs from friends. Am trying to figure out what they might be (both breed and sex). They are potential crosses of the following: Rhode Island Red, Columbia Rock, Barred Rock, Silkie, Easter Egger, Bielefelder (and who knows what else).

    They all came from brown eggs, though my friends have both EE hens and roos.

    Some of them have Silkie features (pouff, 5 toes, lightly feathered legs). One has greenish legs (EE).

    They are 6 wks old in the photos. Any help would be appreciated.

    Some of the chicks are in more than one photo. There are two red, two silver and two mottled with red chicks.
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  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    subscribing I'll help in a lil but right now I'm in a rush!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Given the mention in your post that they are "crosses," then NONE of them are any (pure) breed.
     
  4. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    drumstick diva,

    yes, i should have worded my request to ask what breeds were crossed to produce these chicks :)
     
  5. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your red chick with the black spots and the larger, slightly floppy comb is a cockerel. The other red chick might be a pullet.
     
  6. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the black/white/gray chick with the topknot and green legs is a pullet. She doesn't seem to be developing any rooster feathers, she hasn't got any red, and her pattern on her chest sems to be even rather than splotchy.
     
  7. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here's some more photos taken today (sorry, couldn't capture them all):

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  8. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: for those who gave their opinions - the four reddish ones are all cockerels and the two white & grey ones are pullets.
     

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