What gender/breed are my fuzzballs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by raymondjames, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi BYC! I just hatched my first 2 chicks [​IMG] and was wondering if at this time in life (a few days) if they can be sexed and breed identified.

    Here is a Rhode Island X Something. I don't really see any Rhode island features here... humph... well i know its a cross and is it Male/Female and what is the other breed its the black one btw

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    2011-10-12_18-50-55_433 by hipstertrickster, on Flickr

    Here is the same, looks more like a RI here and has black spots like its father (the breed i dont know). Whats its gender?

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    2011-10-12_18-52-16_183 by hipstertrickster, on Flickr
     
  2. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first hatched chickies! Very exciting. For the first hints of gender, you will need to wait at least a couple of weeks. As for breed - you're right, that doesn't look much a like a RIR chick at all. The black one is adorable ... with its black legs, I just don't have a good guess as to what breed it is.

    Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will come along soon. Good luck with the babies! [​IMG]
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lighter one has feathered feet and the black one has a beard. Should be easier to tell breed (and sex) when they are older.

    Where to eggs from your chickens or eggs you bought?
     
  4. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs from my neighbors chickens [​IMG] There currently my fertilized supply until i put those Silver Lakenvelder eggs i ordered in the incubator [​IMG]
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you know what other breeds your neighbor has? Wild guesses? [​IMG]

    At this age I think it's too early to tell male/female -- unless the rooster was the RIR and your neighbor had a hen of a breed that could produce a Black Sexlink. (If that's the case, then the first one would be a pullet.)
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the light one has feathers on its legs and they both are so cute cant really tell what they are at this age...try posting when they are 4 weeks and again at 6
     
  7. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No the hen was the RIR... the rooster is unknown and my neighbors don't even know what breed the rooster is...
     
  8. Goose and Fig

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    Quote:No the hen was the RIR... the rooster is unknown and my neighbors don't even know what breed the rooster is...

    If they don't know what breed the rooster is all the chicks are likely mixed breeds.
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:No the hen was the RIR... the rooster is unknown and my neighbors don't even know what breed the rooster is...

    If they don't know what breed the rooster is all the chicks are likely mixed breeds.

    Yep, mixed breeds most likely. Post again when they're around 5-6 weeks for gender. [​IMG]
     
  10. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im pretty sure black one (named Egg) is pullet and blonde one (named Snippy) is cockerel. used feather sexing method. Also i found out they are Silver Leghorn Bantam X RiR. yay!
     

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