What breed are these chicks? And can you tell what sex they are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kelciesducks, May 29, 2012.

  1. Kelciesducks

    Kelciesducks In the Brooder

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    I got a few chicks this weekend from a gal that bought a bunch of fertile eggs and hatched them out. No clue what they are...can you help?

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Some of them appear to have polish in them.. I would have said silkie, but their skin is light, and only one has feathered feet...

    They are all mixes though.

    How old are they?

    The first one looks to be a pullet, second iffy, third picture (one on left) could be a boy - one beside him is a pullet. Last picture - one at the left bottom is a pullet (I actually have a similar mix :)
     
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  3. Kelciesducks

    Kelciesducks In the Brooder

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    no clue how old they are...no wonder the lady just gave them to me. It will be interesting to see how they all turn out. lol
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Songster

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    One looks to be a Faverolle cross (3rd and 4th pics reddish color with extra toes, lightly feathered legs, light colored skin, and looks like it might have a beard/muff). The one next to it in both pics looks like a Silkie cross (reddisih with crest, feathered legs, and dark skin). The first two pics look like Polish crosses. The little one in front on the 4th pic I would say is an OEGB or OEGB cross pullet.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Free chickens are free chickens! Can't complain about that :) At least you have some pullets.

    They look between 8 - 12 weeks. Not very old.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I don't see any with more than 4 toes :/
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

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    In the last pic, the reddish chick on the left has 5 toes on each foot/leg.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I had three crossbreed hens with Silkie in them (sire was Cochin/Silkie and mother was Barred Rock). They did not have feathered legs nor black skin and all were four toed. Yours could have Silkie or Polish, judging from the modified poufy heads on some of them. Hard to say with mixed breeds.
     
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  9. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I thought you meant the one with the feathered legs :p

    Yes you're right! It does have five toes :)
     
  10. Free mutt pullets? I rarely complain. [​IMG]
     

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