Please help identify...

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by SouthFLGirl, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. SouthFLGirl

    SouthFLGirl New Member

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    I recently got feather footed bantam chicks from Tractor supply. After 2 days of research I haven't been able to identify them. I can only guess that I have at least 1 Cockrell due to slow feathering of the wings compared to the other 4. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 3rd picture down is the one I believe to be the Cockrell. 20200726_112428.jpg 20200726_112413.jpg 20200726_112352.jpg 20200726_112335.jpg 20200726_112308.jpg
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    They're awfully young to be able to ID. Someone might be able to spot something that can tell you.

    What I know is they are not Silkies but I'll bet you already knew that. And I doubt they're faverolles.
     

  3. SouthFLGirl

    SouthFLGirl New Member

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    Yes, definitely know that they aren't silkies. From the pictures I have been able to find I'm leaning more towards Cochin or Brahma. I doubt they are Sebright although I would LOVE one of those beauties.

    I'll probably end up just waiting until they're older to find out what they are and how many roos I got o_O
     
  4. BantyChickMom

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    Definitely not sebright. My guess is Cochin.
     
  5. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not great with breeds, I'm better with gender but I would have to guess cochin also.
    As far as genders go, it's awfully early and they are all at different stages of feathering, there could be several reasons for that.

    I would imagine the one that you think is a roo, is a roo but don't quote me on that. It's not because of slow feathering though, it's the shape of the wing. I won't go into that here.
    I wouldn't worry about it just yet, I understand the need to know but honestly, at this age no one short of a professional vent sexer could tell you and more often than not, they are wrong lol.

    There is a saying "It's a rooster until it lays an egg". (just for information sake, you cannot go by crowing, there are many hens that crow, I have one.)
     
  6. SouthFLGirl

    SouthFLGirl New Member

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    I'm watching a lot of YouTube videos too and I'm wondering if they could be Pekin...simply due to coloring.

    Only time will tell but I'm fairly certain I only have the 1 roo.
     
  7. SouthFLGirl

    SouthFLGirl New Member

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    I'm completely okay with whatever they are but the suspense is killing me
     
  8. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Time will tell :) but seriously, at this age, don't count your chickens hahahahaha! omg I kill me
     
  9. SouthFLGirl

    SouthFLGirl New Member

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    Hahaha I'm just happy to have them. I'm fairly certain my ducks got eaten by the gator in the canal behind my house so I figured Bantam chicks would be a better bet and less drawn to water lol
     
  10. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That does give them a tiny bit better chance but if you have gators, seriously, get gator proof fencing, do not let them free range, gators don't care if they have to walk a mile to get a snack and they can smell their snack that far too.
     
  11. SouthFLGirl

    SouthFLGirl New Member

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    FWC was supposed to come catch it since it's in a residential area. I haven't seen them or heard that they came and left with it but I will definitely be looking after my flock. I currently rent so gator proof fencing isn't really an option unfortunately.
     
  12. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OH that's too bad :( Might have to make them a very sturdy pen with really strong fencing, Gators can go find their snack elsewhere!
     
  13. SouthFLGirl

    SouthFLGirl New Member

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    I agree.