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New mixed flock @ 6 weeks - 3 suspected roos - help?

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I picked up 12 'sexed' chicks from the feed store in early March.  The bin was EEs, BOs, BRs, SLWs, Speckled Sussex, Partridge Rock, and Welsummer.  I can't tell the PRs from the Welsummers because I'm new to those breeds.  The others are fairly obvious as far as breed is concerned, but there are 3 chicks that I'm on Rooster Watch for.

 

1. I'm an EE, and I'm a pretty boy.  This one I'm 95% on-- thicker legs, comb started pinking up at 3 weeks, patches of color, red/copper coming in on wings and shoulders, and look at that tail!

 

 

 

2. Both boys (?) together.  The chick on the left is either a PR or a Welsummer (can anyone confirm?) and I'm 60% sure it's a roo.  Early comb growth, and look at those wattles.  I have a picture of my other PR/Welsummer who looks more like a pullet.

 

 

 

3. Two SLWs with very differing coloring.  One primarily black, one with much more white coming through on breast, throat, and head.  Is the white one a roo and the black one a pullet?

 

 

 

4. EE who looks mostly like a pullet, but the dark coloring on the head and problematic red patch on the wing have me worried.  Pretty pullet, or unimpressive roo?

 

 

 

5. PR/Welsummer probable roo.  Yes?

 

 

 

6. PR/Welsummer probable pullet.  Yes?  And SS next to her in the lower picture?

4 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, and 12 chickens - growing up together in Suburban Seattle
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#1 does kind of look like a cockerel to me. 

#2 is a PR, and most likely a cockerel. 

#3 Wyandottes are a tough one for me, since I've got a Silver Penciled who is only 5 weeks old and has pink wattles. But I'm going to guess that light-colored SLW is a cockerel, and dark is a pullet.

#4 looks like a pullet, in my opinion. She reminds me of Ava, one of our EEs, at that age! :)

#5 PR cockerel, perhaps?

#6 I would say PR pullet.

 

These are just my takes, but I could very well be wrong. They're so cute, by the way! :love

 

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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