Identity crisis

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by Nancy B, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Nancy B

    Nancy B New Member

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  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, you won't learn what they are from me since I'm awful at guessing breeds that I haven't raised myself. But I do like that dark brown one. That little bit of mottling that shows up in the pic.

    Sadly it probably won't look like that with its big bird feathers.
     

  3. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They are both adorable!

    Does the white and gray one always stand that way or is it just the way she was moving at the time you took the picture? I'm concerned about splay leg there.

    As for breed, just a guess here, the brown one could be either quail d'anvers, mille fleur or partridge (not convinced on the partridge) but I think it's a d'anvers (bantam)

    I'm not at all sure about the black and white. Sorry!
     
  4. Nancy B

    Nancy B New Member

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    The white and grey one doesn’t always stand that way....she was just being a little uncoordinated.
     
  5. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh gotcha, good news there!
     
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    B1919C61-4930-4A38-AFF7-445EABD92EC9.jpeg C12C5D72-E7F8-48E3-BBFF-6D35DA3A18B4.jpeg Still not entirely sure what the white and black chick is, but she is starting to fill in. She’s quite pretty
     
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  7. Sylie

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    Are you absolutely sure thats a pullet? there's an awful lot of comb going on there.
    I will be so curious to see what she ends up looking like when all of her feathers come in and settle.
     
  8. Nancy B

    Nancy B New Member

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    I sure do hope she is a pullet! I ordered all females from the hatchery. I live in town and am not allowed to have Roos. I’d have to rehome him if that’s the case!
     
  9. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Even I caught the comb and everyone here will tell you I'm the worst when it comes to sexing anything that isn't a Silkie.
     
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    Nancy B New Member

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    9A3F1394-EFA1-45FF-B6C4-62DD459B41D2.jpeg Any chance this may be a rose comb? I took pics of it in the light to get a better view.
     
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  12. robin416

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    Maybe, it could be a pea comb too. The pics are not clear enough for me to tell. But that could be my eyesight too.
     
  13. Sylie

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    It's not your eyesight Robin, the pics are a little fuzzy but I used my magnification (in accessibility functions) to look at it and yes, it's a pea comb and as far as breed, I'm thinking silver laced wyandotte. As for gender...well, IF it is a SLW, then it's probably a rooster. SLW roos usually have white heads all their lives while pullets/hens have black. You may find a pullet with a white head or a rooster with a black but it's not the usual. Also, look at those gigantic feet! That says roo to me also.

    Robin, Maybe holler at NM or ME to come look, it never hurts to have more votes.

    Nancy, Did the hatchery send you a "bonus chick"? A lot of hatcheries do that. If you received one extra chick then this is it and it would be a rooster, they send along an extra chick or two to help keep the others warm during shipment and it's usually a rooster because they are harder to get rid of so they are given away as, what some refer to them as, "packing peanuts".