Newbie with questions

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Kirstylou82, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Kirstylou82

    Kirstylou82 New Member

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    B58C7C20-2FA6-47F7-9D84-82A75ACDA350.jpeg BF965DF3-8914-46E3-A886-A95677A9557C.jpeg 7CAA132B-DB2A-4EB0-8C3D-604124E31C8A.jpeg Hi I’m new to this, could anyone tell me what sort of chicks these are ?
    They are 3 weeks old (Blondie the lighter one) hatched from a pale blue egg and has a couple of dark feathers. She ? Is also quite tall compared to Ginger.
     
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  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I saw the long legs on Blondie and first thought was that's a little boy.

    Unless they're Silkies I'm awful at determining breeds so I'll let one of the others do that.
     

  3. Kirstylou82

    Kirstylou82 New Member

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    Thank you @robin416
    I looked at the wings when they were about a day old and thought they were both girls, but Blondie has got very long legs and a long neck ?!
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    It's one of the tells on Silkies when they're that age that it's a male. But considering I really am not the best when it comes to sexing or identifying other breeds someone is liable to come along and tell me I'm wrong yet again.

    Most are here in the afternoon so we get to wait.
     
  5. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Breed is more difficult to tell right now, but my guess is that Ginger is a red sex link pullet (hen or girl) and Blondie could possibly be an easter egger but I have no guess on gender without seeing the comb area. Can you tell what kind of comb either of them have or can you get a nice clear, close up picture of the comb area of both?
    Yes, the length of the legs can be an indicator of a rooster but not always, breeds vary and usually if you are using legs as a measuring stick, it's thickness, not length...usually...lol
     
  6. Kirstylou82

    Kirstylou82 New Member

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    To narrow it down we got 6 hatching eggs that were .. Warren x buff, Orpington, legbar/leghorn, white Sussex, Maron And black rock
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    If they are mixes then there is no actual breed to call them.
     
  8. Kirstylou82

    Kirstylou82 New Member

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    Sorry that probably wasn’t very clear, we had 6 individual eggs from each of those breads but only the 2 hatched (ginger and Blondie)
     
  9. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    LOL OK, that makes more sense.

    The blue egg should suggest a cream legbar but I don't know if the feather color is right.
     
  10. Kirstylou82

    Kirstylou82 New Member

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  11. Kirstylou82

    Kirstylou82 New Member

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    FCC053C7-5C70-4E0E-87FC-0FFC60E93215.jpeg Gingers comb
     
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  12. Kirstylou82

    Kirstylou82 New Member

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    CBAA9679-3D11-4E65-B2B3-73BDE3F097BC.jpeg Gingers wing
     
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  13. mitzy123point

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    I agree that there is no specific breed to say what they are, I would guess the one that came from the green egg would be from the legbar cross. Wing sexing is only accurate if you are breeding for it and know each parents feathering patterns. The dad will have to be a quick feathering rooster and the mom will have to be slow feathering. Wing/feather sexing is impossible in a lot of breeds as well. I will say that based on comb that the buff one is a rooster the other looks to be a pullet but can still change as it ages.
     
  14. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say yes, you better change Ginger's name to Greg or something :)

    Mitzy is right wing sexing is only accurate on certain birds, if these were those certain birds, they are too old to tell now.

    Now that we have more information lo :) yes, cream legbar fits for Blondie.
    Ginger (Greg, George, Grant, Graham w/e you change it to lol!) would be the Warren x buff orp.
    You can keep the name Ginger for a bit yet if you like but I would start considering it to be a rooster. I could be wrong, it's been known to happen.
     
  15. Kirstylou82

    Kirstylou82 New Member

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    Thank you
    And there was me thinking Blondie was Bob and ginger was Georgina!
     
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