What breed/sex is this chick, 3 weeks old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JBavar, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. JBavar

    JBavar Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it normal for White Rocks to start getting some black and gray on their wings at 3 weeks? She's mostly white still, just just has some speckles in her wings in a few areas. I'm starting to wonder if I got a Delaware instead!

    Also, is she a roo? Pictures to follow
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Not a White Rock.

    We'd have to see a photo or two to help guess as to what the mix is. It is also very hard to guess while they are still young. It all becomes clearer around 9 weeks.
     
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  3. JBavar

    JBavar Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol she was freaking out when I took these so it took a few minutes.
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    *ETA: crap. After googling, it looks like a Delaware roo to me now. :( I can't keep roosters. i'd love to hear other people's opinions! These are my first chicks, so I don't know anything.
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd say Delaware cockerel. The smut down the back between the shoulders on a Dellie chick that age is usually a male trait, plus the comb is already rising up a bit.
     
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  5. JBavar

    JBavar Out Of The Brooder

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    DARN, I thought that's what you'd say lol. I guess he's going back to the farm I got him from...destined to be a meat bird. He's so sweet, but there's no way I can keep him :(
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Delaware roosters can be really fabulous, especially of good heritage lines. You should read some of the stories of my own almost 5 year old rooster, Isaac.
     

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