What is this Gorgeous.Handsome little chick?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jlynn1515, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. jlynn1515

    jlynn1515 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently purchased ducks... what little messes they are! When I went to pick them up, the lady begged me to take her one and only chick. She said she has NO idea what breed and NO idea on gender. It has transitioned well to being raised with chickens instead of its duck friends... Now that it knows it isn't a duck (haha) what kinda of chick is it!?!? If you have a good guess as to breed as well as gender - anything is appreciated! This chick is roughly 3 to 4 weeks.
    Thank you!
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    To young to sex (needs to be around 6 weeks), is it just me or does it have "puffy" cheeks?
     
  3. jlynn1515

    jlynn1515 Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't say "puffy". It's fluff is slightly longer, but not by much! I just think it's so gorgeous!!
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    it probably is a mix then. It looks awfully cute!
     
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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    No idea on the breed, maybe a mix? What kind of chickens did the lady have? I know it's too young, maybe another 2wks would be safer but I will stick my neck out and say Pullet. Watch the comb & wattle, if starts to get bigger & redder, then maybe a Cockerel/Roo.
     
  6. jlynn1515

    jlynn1515 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did not see any chickens on her property at the time! They are free range and they live on MANY acres! I think either way that I lucked into a beauty! She felt horrible since it is the only chick and being raised by ducks. So she just gave it to me so it could be friends with my other chicks. They all got along right away. It has been a few weeks since adding it and it has developed quite the personality! Definitely thinking mix. I just wish I knew what! also gender... patience is not my friend! (haha)
    -Jessie
     
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    I think so too!! If it's a mix I think it lucked out in the gene pool. Quite the looker!
     
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    Just a bit of an update: Still little to no comb visible, but there is a chocolate-brown color on some of the feather edges!
     
  9. ChickNanny13

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    Still leaning more towards Pullet than Cockerel, and nothing wrong with a mix. They ALL grow on you :)
     

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