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Accept for the buff Orpington

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #12 of 17

Keep in mind,even if you have chicks acting like boys,they could still be girls.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by trudyg View Post
 

First off, it is a myth that you can tell sex by holding them in a certain way.  I've seen females who act like males even after starting to lay.  Anyway, we're finally getting drier here and I was able to get some pictures. All are between 15-16 weeks old.  Here goes: 

 

 

In this, #1, I'm curious about the speckled one in the foreground.

Hen, male Silver Laced Wyandottes are much more silvery

 

#2, the same speckled and the one to the right.

# 3 is the same speckled and black but a different view.

Dull black one hen (shiny one rooster)

 

#4, I think both are girls. 

Looks like both hens

 

#5 is my Polish.  Pretty sure he's a boy--and, wow, is he peckish.  He's going in the pot when I butcher, pain in the ***.

Yup, boy. Feed him tons of carrots and celery :D(one year our turkeys ate our entire field of carrots, celery and kale about 2 weeks before we processed them and the meat was flavored by it, it was the best thanksgiving turkey our family had ever had:drool)

 

#6.  I'm curious about the black one where you don't see a head, the brown on with the less-red comb, and the white one.

Black shiny one looks like a gamefowl rooster and buff one looks like a roo also. The white one has a very hen-like shape so I'd say she's a female.

 

#7 is my little red hen, but those tail feathers have me wondering.  Also, lately she's been running at me from behind and pecking my boots.  The boots have polka-dots on them, so I think she's going after the dots but, then again, she'll be right on my heels.  If I stop short she runs into me.  Not attacking me, but I'm afraid I'll step on her.  If she's not a she then she'll be on the list.

Looks like a hen

 

 

#8 is my golden (buff orp?) that I'm thinking is a boy, the same white and black ones as in previous pictures.

Buff looks like a boy, Buff Orpington roosters seem to mature slower than most roosters other breeds. The white and black ones look like hens.

 

 

Any opinions as to breed and sex is appreciated.  I am starting to 'see' differences in the neck feathering, but my eyes aren't so good and, by the time my eyes focus, the bird has moved.  So, I can't really see much neck feathering on the black and white other than the tail.  The birds I have that are different colors (such as my black birds with green sheen and some brown) there's enough contrast that I could tell hackles and saddles pretty quick. 

These are all dual purpose that I got for meat and, hopefully, some females to build a flock.  The cuckoo marans in #1 and the naked neck in # 6 are the males I plan to keep and then choose between them.  The cuckoo is crowing and he moved himself into the big girls coop several weeks ago.  As always, if one becomes a pain or my grands are scared of them, they'll go pdq.  Thanks to all of you and have a Happy New Year.

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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post #14 of 17
I see three boys, the black in the first picture in the back, the polish and your buff Orpington.
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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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 #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by trudyg View Post

 

 Cockerel in the middle.

 

 Cockerel

 

 

 Black one in front, cockerel. Buff is a cockerel. The red on the right is also a cockerel.

 

The saddle feathers are all pretty clear on these birds.

post #16 of 17
I missed the red one.
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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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 #17 of 17
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Thanks.  That confirmed what I thought.

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