13 week old RIR, BR, Lorp - genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SeaChickens, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. SeaChickens

    SeaChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I've posted my chicks a few times as they've grown and wanted to do a gender check now that they're almost 14 weeks old (will be on Monday 10/15). They're from Meyer Hatchery via My Pet Chicken so I realize my RIR is likely a production red but I love her just the same. [​IMG]

    a head shot of the BR, sorry it's blurry but they just won't sit still!
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    Tail Shot (note I had just tried to pick her up and ruffled her feathers so her wing feathers are not usually showing that much white, usually that's underneath).
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    My doe-eyed Lorp:
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  2. Bebenseea

    Bebenseea Out Of The Brooder

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    So funny! I was just about to post essentially the exact same question. My RIRs are 13 weeks too. Small slightly red comb and just got a long curved tail feather which makes me nervous. Excited to hear thoughts on yours!
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All are pullets, at 14 weeks a cockerel would be very obvious [​IMG]
     
  4. Bebenseea

    Bebenseea Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are actually only 11weeks..You can see the long tail feathers best in the first picture..'
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  5. SeaChickens

    SeaChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Their faces look similar to mine but I think your tails are a little longer. Hope we both have girls!
     
  6. SeaChickens

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    Thanks! I just worry because I read on BYC about late-blooming cockerels and my Barred Rocks in particular is getting such a pink face and perky tail. She always has to be first at everything but otherwise doesn't seem very roo-like so I hope you're right!
     
  7. Bebenseea

    Bebenseea Out Of The Brooder

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    fingers crossed! I'd say with the extra couple of weeks for yours she is probably a girl.. Still hoping for mine! It seems like both of mine are the same- so its hard to compare..:/
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    re-post in 2-3 weeks. the coloring on the barred rock looks like that of a cockerel instead and watch the lorp. another few weeks should tell yea for sure. hope you get all pullets though
     
  9. SeaChickens

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    Thanks! I ended up with one cockerel (a cochin) that I had to give away and I don't want to lose any more. The barred rock seems darker to me than pics I have seen of cockerels / roos of that breed so I'm hoping it'll be a she!
     
  10. SeaChickens

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    Anybody else have opinions? Or birds of the same type age I could compare to?
     

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