3 week old barnyard mixes. Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AtlantisPeeps, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a dozen barnyard mixes that I would love some help from you experts on sexing! They are about 3 weeks old. I attempted to get clear shots of them all, so I apologize if some of them are blurry. These babies will not sit still! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Chick 1- (Buff Orpington X Red Sex Link)
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    Chick 2- (Buff Orpington X Red Sex Link)
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    Chick 3- (Buff Orpington X Red Sex Link)
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    Chick 4- (White Cochin X Red Sex Link)
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    Chick 5- (Lavender Orp X Red Sex Link)
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    Chick 6- EE X Red Sex Link (Sorry about the blue on him. He got his tail feathers pecked out by the others so I moved him to a seperate encloser. He somehow managed to get out and got grazed by the dogs tooth on his shoulder. I used blue kote to fix him up and he's healed now, but still blue!) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Chick 7- (Lavender Orp X Red Sex Link)
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    Chick 8- (Black Cochin Bantam X Dominique)
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    Chick 9- (Black Cochin Bantam X Dominique)
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    Chick 10-Black Cochin Bantam X Dominique)
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    Chick 11-Black Cochin Bantam X Dominique)
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    Chick 12-Black Cochin Bantam X Dominique)
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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It may be a teensy bit too early to know for sure, but 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 all are looking like cockerels to me. Maybe you could try again in a couple weeks just for confirmation? [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Any other opinions or conformations?
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 weeks and over would be much more accurate to confirm. 1,2,3,4,5,7,10,11,12 look to be cockerels to me. 6,8,9, look to be pullets.
     
  5. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crap. I hope you're wrong! Can you explain why you think that?
     
  6. Eon69nc

    Eon69nc Out Of The Brooder

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    3,4,5,7 are your only cockerels.
     
  7. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent. Any more opinions?
     
  8. Finnie

    Finnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think 2,3,4, and 5 are cockerels, 8,9 and 12 might be pullets, and 1,6,7,10,&11 are too young to say. Their combs aren't super big yet, but they could be in another week or two.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Age/Comb development. Anything with much comb at 3 weeks is likely a cockerel. Not an exact science though.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree with that
     

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