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Are all the birds the same age and, what is that age?  This is key in evaluating certain characteristics.

1 - couple breed options, white rock and white leghorn among them - leaning leghorn -- if under 12 weeks, cockerel

2 - easter egger - color/pattern says cockerel, can you get a good comb shot?

3 - black sex link pullet

4 - possibly black australorp, what color are the bottoms of the birds feet -- looks like a pullet, though I'm on the fence about how red the face looks - again, age is a factor

5 - buff orp, pullet

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Are all the birds the same age and, what is that age?  This is key in evaluating certain characteristics.

1 - couple breed options, white rock and white leghorn among them - leaning leghorn -- if under 12 weeks, cockerel

2 - easter egger - color/pattern says cockerel, can you get a good comb shot?

3 - black sex link pullet

4 - possibly black australorp, what color are the bottoms of the birds feet -- looks like a pullet, though I'm on the fence about how red the face looks - again, age is a factor

5 - buff orp, pullet

x2 with this. 

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They are about 7-8 weeks old. Gotta weed out roosters unfortunately!
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At 7-8 weeks #1 is definitely a cockerel.

 

#2 is pinging the ol' roo-dar pretty hard, see the brick red patch on the wingbow, that is characteristc of a cockerel.  Doesn't seem to cooperate much for comb shots, when you look at it are you seeing one row of "peas" or three showing?

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I take it that is #4's head peeking in there in the background?  If so, it does look awfully pink, but there is not a lot of comb/wattle development going on.

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agree with Ol Grey Mare  & donrae

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