"Which of these hens is my biological Mommy?"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MarylandChick, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. MarylandChick

    MarylandChick Out Of The Brooder

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    All my chicks were fathered by my black Jersey Giant rooster but because everyone kept leaving their eggs in front of my broody hens, I don't know which chick came from which hen. I know it's very early on for guessing but I'm just so curious. [​IMG]

    This was my first chick to hatch. (Chick 1) It came from a medium sized light brown egg. [​IMG]
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    This was my 2nd chick to hatch. (Chick 2) It came from a larger blue egg so I'm pretty sure she came from my white and gray hen. [​IMG]

    This is the third hen to hatch, it came from a slightly smaller brown egg (Chick 3) [​IMG]

    Here are my suspects (hens most likely to have laid the eggs in question)
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    Oh and I'm guessing that chick 1 is male because:
    He came 3 days early [​IMG]
    He has a wrinkley thingy between his eyes
    When he hatched he had a wierd extra thingy between his legs below where he was connected to the yolk.
    Could I be right?
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    A weird extra thingy....well, that about sums it up!!! LOL!!! I don't know if those reasons are why he could be a roo, but I read a few posts where most people experienced their first to hatch always being a roo....so you could be right! Don't know about which hen could be the culprit, though....Cute little chickies!!! Congrats on the hatch!!!
     
  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    I dont know who theyre from BUT they sure are CUTE!
     
  4. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some adorable chicks! I think you're right on the one that came from the blue eggs. Is the white and grey hen and Easter Egger?
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It's way too early to know for sure, and you may never know for sure...but, that chick #2 looks exactly like the black hen in the nest box to me! [​IMG]
     
  6. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If number 2 came from a bluish egg, then your white and black hen is probably the Mom. She looks like she's probably an Easter Egger......I don't mean the black and white one that looks like a barred rock though.

    Hard to say on the others.

    If that one is a barred rock, they lay medium brown eggs.
     
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Looks like chick #1 came from the black hen in pic #2.
    Chick #2 must have came from your EE hen (the white and gray hen)
    Chick #3 looks like it came from your Dominque
     

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