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What breeds could these be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mhainz, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. mhainz

    mhainz Just Hatched

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    Hi there.

    Well my (hopefully) girls are about 7 weeks old now and I'm wondering about the breeds.

    The hatchery from where the eggs came, stock Australorp, New Hampshire Sussex, B + W Leghorns and Lohmann / Isa Browns.

    I'm thinking the black one could be an Australorp? No idea about the white one as I haven't been able to find any pics of chooks that look like (hopefully) her.

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    I don't know why the black one always looks so angry. She's the more affectionate and likes nothing better than to sit on my shoulder.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Looks like a Black Australorp pullet and a mixed breed (possibly Red Sex Link?) cockerel.
     
  3. mhainz

    mhainz Just Hatched

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    Noooooooooo!!!!! A cockerel? Really?!? Noooooooo!!!!!

    Here's another pic.

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  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you buy straight run because there is no way that white bird should have been sent to you as a pullet. Red sex links (Lohmanns/ISA browns etc) are bred so that they can be sexed at hatch by colour, so getting an accidental red sex linked cockerel should not happen. Could he perhaps have been a packing peanut or extra free chick, if you did in fact buy sexed pullets? In other words, did you get more chicks than you paid for?
     
  5. mhainz

    mhainz Just Hatched

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    No these chicks were hatched at a Kindergarten program from eggs and i got them at 2 weeks of age. I knew there was a chance of roosters. Was just really hoping for girls...
     
  6. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your avatar says what your thinking.... I agree sex-link cockerel
     
  7. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep RSL cockerel. The hen would be mostly red with some white. the cockerel is the opposite. At hatch the little cockerel will be light yellow and the pullet golden to red.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Aussie pullet, and ISA/Lohmann/sex link cockerel.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel for sure
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    red sex link cockerel & Black Australorp pullet
     

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