What breed and sex please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Spoiled1_629, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Spoiled1_629

    Spoiled1_629 Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Jul 19, 2011
    Midland, TX
    My mother in law ordered chicks from McMurray and she gave me a few. She said she ordered the rare assortment. I have 2 that I am not sure what they are.

    Pic 1: I have named her Prissy, hoping I am right that she is a hen. She has copper coloring on her chest and a little white under her chin. Her back and tail feathers also have a bluish green tint to them in the sun

    [​IMG]

    Pics 2 & 3 are of the same bird... right now I am calling it Boss, I am pretty sure it is a roo and the same breed as Prissy, but want confirmation. He (?) has been really slow feathering out. They are 7 weeks old today and his back and shoulder feathers just came in this week. Prissy was fully feathered at 5 weeks. His bottom is still a little bare and I think I see spur buds beginning on his legs. The thing that confuses me is the lack of comb?!?!? Please help.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    2,038
    25
    183
    Aug 4, 2011
    Washington
    both look like girls to me #1 looks like black sex link #2 i think is astrolorp
     
  3. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Reno
    What kind of comb does Boss have?
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    #2,3 is a rooster, hard to tell what #1 is? can you get a better picture? I'm leaning toward a hen! [​IMG]
     
  5. flyinchicks

    flyinchicks Out Of The Brooder

    50
    3
    31
    Aug 15, 2011
    stupid question....What is a black sex link? Is that a mix of some kind. I have seen it said alot on here but they all seem to look different to me.

    #1 looks similar to some I hatched in April that are a croos between a BA roo and hen was a RIR/Buff cross
     
  6. Spoiled1_629

    Spoiled1_629 Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Jul 19, 2011
    Midland, TX
    Here is another picture of #1 (Prissy) I am pretty sure she is a hen, I just can't figure out what breed. I am brand new to chickens.
    [​IMG]

    Here is another picture of #2 (Boss). As far as comb type..... ummmm... guessing here, but I would say probably rose comb. It is still very small and yellowish. His face is starting to redden around the eyes and cheeks though.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. brandoncakes

    brandoncakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    275
    5
    113
    Aug 25, 2010
    Kailua, HI
    They look like BSL to me, but why would they include that in the Rare Assortment? There have been a few people posting pics of their birds that came from a Rare Assortment, but none of them are actually rare. Even if they were BA, that's not included on the list for MMH Rare & Unusual, Rarest Of The Rare, or Rare Special.
     
  8. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

    29,230
    15
    346
    Aug 25, 2011
    I think you're right about their sex. I doubt it's a sex link if they're from the rare assortment. They remind me of Australorps as well.
     
  9. Spoiled1_629

    Spoiled1_629 Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Jul 19, 2011
    Midland, TX
    Do Australorps have the copper coloring on the chest area? I have another black hen that I am pretty sure is an Australorp, she is a little smaller than these 2, but all black. I haven't posted any pictures of her.
     
  10. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,024
    18
    173
    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    No, Australorps don't have any color other than black on them.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by