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What breed are my 11 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickchick1010, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. chickchick1010

    chickchick1010 In the Brooder

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    I know i have asked this question a lot but i finally have some good pics :)

    this is ivy!
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    Now this is tilly!
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    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. ESofVA

    ESofVA Songster 6 Years

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    Where did you get them and are they supposed to be purebred?
     
  3. chickchick1010

    chickchick1010 In the Brooder

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    i got them from a hatchery and i asked for isa browns but they are defiantly not isa browns :)
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    They are mixes. Not ISA Browns, you're right. The ISA is itself a four way hybrid mix.

    There are so many variations on the commercial Leghorn mixes and European poultry corporations like ISA, Tetra, etc, have lots of mixes based on light Sussex as well. All kinds of "names" are used to sell these. Of course, none of these are proper breeds, but these hybrids often make super good layers.
     
  6. chickchick1010

    chickchick1010 In the Brooder

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    Thankyou :) would you be able to tell the gender???
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    If they are older than 10 weeks, they'd be pullets. Most single combed birds have this in common, the males show themselves with large, red combs and red wattles at 6-8 weeks. These birds are starting to redden up, but this is the age, 11 weeks, that's when the pullets also do this, especially the top laying hybrids. Since they often begin to lay at 17 weeks, they mature quickly, but never as quickly as the cockerels.

    The also have dainty legs. That's usually a good female sign as well. I see red ear lobes, I believe. In most birds, that means a brown egg.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They look like pullets. I agree some type of leghorn based hybrid layer--amberlink, tetra tint, there's so many coming out each year I really don't keep up with the characteristics of each.
     
  9. phy

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    to me they look like girls :D
     
  10. chickchick1010

    chickchick1010 In the Brooder

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    thankyou so much guys :) i was so worried they where roosters :)
     

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