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What Breed or Gender is This

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickle2014, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Chickle2014

    Chickle2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I am fairly new to backyard chicken keeping. I have recently acquired this beauty, which I was told was a pullet. But I don't know what breed she is. Perhaps a mixed breed? Very interesting comb. Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's a cockerel. Mixed breed, possibly a Dominique-based black sexlink.
     
  3. Chickle2014

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    Thanks so much! I was afraid of that after looking at the feathers around the neck.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  5. Chickle2014

    Chickle2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much - that's what I was afraid of! I just don't understand how breeders don't know the sex of a young bird they are selling, trading, or whatever, by the time the chicken is 3 months old! This is the 2nd time this has happened to me!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree it's a mixed breed cockerel. He's going to be stunning when he matures!

    If possible, when planning to purchase birds older than fluffy baby chick age, you may want to post pics here before you commit to buying the bird. We've been able to help folks in that way in the past, avoid cockerels or breeds that aren't as advertised. There's usually someone hanging around here most of the day to be able to get back to you in a reasonable amount of time.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    mixed breed cockerel - beautiful coloration
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    He's a gorgeous mixed breed cockerel.
     
  9. Chickle2014

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    Thank you so much for getting back to me! He is beautiful, isn't he?
     
  10. Chickle2014

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    Thank you for getting back to me!
     

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