What breed of chicken is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MnBFitz, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. MnBFitz

    MnBFitz In the Brooder

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    Our granddaughter was given some eggs and she hatched them with an incubator. This is one of the chicks that she hatched in Dec. She is a very large hen but we don't have a clue what she is or what color egg we should be looking for her to lay.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That is a mixed breed, possibly a home made Red Sex Link, and he won't be laying any eggs, as he is a cockerel.

    Edit: Oh, just noticed you're new. Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. MnBFitz

    MnBFitz In the Brooder

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    Seriously? We were certain it was a big beautiful hen. It hatched in December just before Christmas and is the biggest bird in our yard. We have about 16 big birds and 11 chicks. We've never heard this bird crow or anything. How can you tell that it's a cockerel?

    And thanks for the welcome!
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Those long, thin pointed feathers on the back are specific to males.
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Well, the size was the first tip off. The only hens you see that big are exhibition birds. But secondly, he has male saddle and sickle feathers.
     
  6. MnBFitz

    MnBFitz In the Brooder

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    Wow!!! I'm so disappointed and my kids are going to be so sad. They call her, I mean him Queen and hold him and love on him all the time. Hate so say it but he's going to have to find a new home. :(
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    I agree with the rest. Hopefully you can keep him!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Mixed breed
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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