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Some confusing chickens- what gender?

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I have some 19 week old chickies! I have 6 total, A home bred Blue Orpington x Speckled Sussex, a golden campine, a silver lakenvelder, and 3 white Cochins. I know 100% of the cochin genders. 2 girls and a boy. These three confuse me though.

This is Hershey. I hatched this fluffy myself. S/he is a Blue Orpington x Speckled Sussex. This chicken is literally TWICE the size of all the adults. That is not surprising though as her/his father was the same size. S/he also has HUGE feet. It took me a long time to sex her/his daddy too. We didn't know he was a boy until he crowed. Hershey is not mean or dominant, but S/he is confident. Very brave and playful.


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Next up we have Dakota. This adorable little thing is a Golden Campine. S/he is my smallest baby, and very flighty. I think that's just a light breed thing though. S/he has tiny feet! Sorry the side view is blurry. Stinker would NOT hold still!


Last but not least is Indiana. My Silver Lakenvelder. Very small feet, and VERY flighty. Indiana also is pretty mean.


This is just for grins and giggles, but sometimes she looks like a black and white peahen! Haha!
post #2 of 9
My thoughts are rooster, rooster, hen.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 10/27/15 at 9:23pm
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 9

They all look like pullets to me.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #4 of 9
I would say you have three pullets.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #5 of 9
I'm not totally on board with the first 2 being pullets. I have to look at my Campines tomorrow and I'll post a pic of them if they are really different than yours.
post #6 of 9

At 5 months of age (19 to 20 weeks), those are all pullets.

 

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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #7 of 9

Three pullets. 

 

The top pullet hatched in a female only color.  Males would have a black chest and red coming through at the neck.

 

The other two are very fast maturing breeds.  If they where roosters, they would have much larger combs, curving tails, and hackle and saddle feathers.

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Newlyweds on six acres with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Dozer, and a flock and freezer full of Mohawk Rhode Island Reds.

Standard Bred: LF Mohawk Rhode Island Reds
http://quickfamilyfarm.weebly.com
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post #8 of 9

They all look like pullets to me, too.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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