What breed (& sex) are my son's science class chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KEH4Chix, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. KEH4Chix

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    My son brought these 2 cuties home from his science class. I'm trying to figure out what breed they are. I also don't know if they are pullets/cockerels and would appreciate any educated guesses. They are between 4-5 weeks old.

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  2. Poultry parent

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    It's easiest to sex them around 8-10 weeks old. The top is some kind of frizzle, I don't really know about the bottom
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

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    top one looks to be a frizzled bantam Cochin, which will sport a redder bigger comb by 2 to 3 months of age if male. Pullets will wait until point of lay to get a red comb of moderate size.

    bottom one could be a number of things from White Leghorn to even possibly Cornish Cross....what kind of comb does it have...can you get a comb shot? If WL again the comb will give away the rooster by 2 months of age. If Cornish Cross, it will grow a LOT bigger and be nearly full size by 2 months of age, again males having a large red comb.

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  4. drumstick diva

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  5. KEH4Chix

    KEH4Chix Just Hatched

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    She or he is now 14 weeks. Rooster or hen?
     
  6. Poultry parent

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