What breed is my chick? And is it a Roo or a Pullet.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by traceydrogers, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. traceydrogers

    traceydrogers New Egg

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    Please help me identify the breed and sex of my sweet chicken.

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    Thanks so much!
     
  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    It is a Black Sex Link. Dont let the comb fool you, Its a girl (sounds crazy , I know ) Sex Links get Big Combs early.
     
  3. sabong

    sabong Out Of The Brooder

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    hmmm...it looks like a wyandotte but it has black shanks...could also be a sex link...but I'm not sure...do you know anything about it?
     
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  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I am guessing EE and a roo at that
     
  5. sreihart

    sreihart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can't be a Wyandotte because they have a rose comb. [​IMG]
     
  6. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old, because with a comb that red, that small im leaning towards roo, but if you have a bantam then it could be older, which might swing me towards pullet, as far as breed, at first glance i wanted to say golden sebright, but the body feathering is throwing me off just a little, as well as around the cheeks/ears, so im not sure.
     
  7. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Quote:Actually wyandottes can have a single comb but it would be a "pet quality" bird [​IMG] The legs are black though, so I'm agreeing with the person who said BSL... As for gender, I think BSL roos are barred, so I'd say pullet [​IMG]
     
  8. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Im saying roo. Cant really tell if it is a bantam or large fowl, but I still say roo. The color doesnt nesscessarily mean its a sexlinks, if a black and buff bird are crossed together, both sexes will come out looking like that. Cant be a wyandotte, type is off and it has a single comb, same for the Golden Seabright, it has a single combe and doesnt have the lacing of seabrights. And I dont really see much EE influence, so I would say it is just a random mixed roo with a color common of that crossed from a black on buff, if you look up and find pics of black X buff orps, both sexes look like that.

    Do you have anymore information as to what the parents were or where it came from and if it is a bantam or largefowl ? Or actually since your question was on gender and not breed, do you already know what cross it is ?
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh and can you get a pic of it standing by itself with out being held so we can see its normal carriage ? That can help in determining the sex of birds.
     
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