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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?

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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

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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