what breed is my (now) 3 week old chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Becky Quinn, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Becky Quinn

    Becky Quinn Out Of The Brooder

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    These are the pics of my "surprise" from McMurry. Two questions. What breed is this? Also is the cream now coming in on its shoulders an indication of roo? Oops three questions. I saw in a previous forum slow feathering is a male trait? Is there accuracy in this or is it a breed trait? Thanks in advance for helping this newbie! I have learned so much from this site! :)
     
  2. Becky Quinn

    Becky Quinn Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry! Top pic is week 1, second pic week 2, last two pics are week 3
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If he has a peacomb would go with Easter Egger with the leg color.
     
  4. Becky Quinn

    Becky Quinn Out Of The Brooder

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    You may be right. The comb is smooth still at this point. I hope not as that is the least "rare" breed in America today and they bragged about a free rare chicken LOL
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also thinking a possible Easter Egger. It's too young to tell gender, but most free chicks turn out to be males.
     
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  7. Becky Quinn

    Becky Quinn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Ya I was figuring since it was a "freebie" it would be a roo. It appears (from the groups of same breeds) I have a couple of roos in my egg laying grab bag. I know they will refund the difference in price but I have to face culling or find a home far sooner than I had hoped. I have 19 chickens. 2 are for sure roos (older) they get along fine now but the hens are still in the brooder or cage since we are finishing up our upcycled coop. On a mildly related topic....how many is two many roos? What if there is 4 roos to 15 hens?
     
  8. Becky Quinn

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    *too many roos (sorry)
     

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