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Hey! We are now proud parents for the first time with chickens! I just came home from picking up a coop that we found on CL, which then turned into us taking home these two babies as well, I think the guy said they were born on or around Xmas, so that should be putting them around 4 weeks old? We are reallllllly hoping these are pullets...what do you think?! Also the breeds are a barred rock and I think he said a red sex link for the other
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It seems a little early for them for be getting their combs which makes me think that they might be male.  But I am in no way an expert so let's hope that other people comment:)  

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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Oh no, that's what I was afraid of! Yes, hopefully others will comment!
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They are little to young to say for sure but I agree with beb444 that those combs are pretty big for 4 weeks.

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The BR looks like a pullet so far... No male barring, and the comb looks like its still yellow...

But the other one might be a cockerel, as the comb being red already at 4 weeks is a sign of male... Keep an eye on the red one, and if it sprouts wattles in the next few weeks, its a cockerel.

Oh and I don't know if the red one is actually a RSL.. If it IS, then its female. A male red sex link would be yellow wink.png
Edited by shortgrass - 1/21/16 at 4:46am
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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The BR looks like a pullet so far... No male barring, and the comb looks like its still yellow...

But the other one might be a cockerel, as the comb being red already at 4 weeks is a sign of male... Keep an eye on the red one, and if it sprouts wattles in the next few weeks, its a cockerel.

Oh and I don't know if the red one is actually a RSL.. If it IS, then its female. A male red sex link would be yellow wink.png
Great info!!! I'll definitely be keeping a close eye!!!
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