What do I have here? *More questions added*.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AckChicks, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. AckChicks

    AckChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 4 chicks and they are about 3 weeks old. I'm in love! I thought they were RIR, but now I'm not sure. What are they? And I'm afraid that I am going to end up with 4 roosters. Is there any way to tell?

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  2. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're not Rhode Island Reds...maybe Sexlinks?

    And, unfortunately, I think the top 3 look like roos...the bottom one might be a pullet...maybe gold sexlink (comet)?
     
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    The only one that looks like a female is the bottom one. She is a red sexlink. The two white ones look like either white rocks or cornish rocks (possibility that they are leghorns too, hard to discern size from the pics). The 2nd bird, I feel that I should know what it is, but its just not coming to me at this point.
     
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  4. AckChicks

    AckChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, from googling I thought that I had at least 2 roos.

    Here's a pic of 3 of them together. The other white one that is missing from the pic is our biggest and has the most feathers. The white two look more developed than the other two and they are bigger. The other two have less feathers. The brownish one is the smallest. And the white one with the dark feathers has a different kind of comb than the other 3 and it's redder.

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  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    They all have single combs, his is just more developed.
     
  6. AckChicks

    AckChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are pictures of my sister in law's chicks from the same parents. We know that the father is big and white.

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    What breed are they? Genders?
     
  7. AckChicks

    AckChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    How could all the chicks look SO different when they come from the same parents? What the heck breed are they? We have (between SIL and I) 6 young children who are in love with these 8 chicks. [​IMG]

    This is SO much worse than explaining goldfish... How long should I wait before I am sure we have mostly roos?
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    If they are red sex-links, the reds might be hens and the white ones would be roos. At least I think that's how it works!

    If their daddy roo was a sex-link himself- you can get a variety that makes no sense. Also- they could have more than one mom.
     
  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    What is that that they are eating in the picture?
     
  10. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    Quote:I was just asking myself that same question.. Maybe bird seed? [​IMG]
     

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