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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
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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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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