3 week old chicks: Breed and Gender?

KevinJack

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I've had chickens for about 4 years now (Buff Orpingtons, White Ameraucanas, Rhode Island Reds); but, this is the first time that we've had chicks! I have my guesses on the breed, but please feel free to give me your thoughts on both the breed and gender of these six chicks (3.5 weeks old)! Thank you!

My guesses:
Biscuit, Nugget - Lavender Orpingtons
Popcorn, Waffles - Salmon Favorelles
Stubbs - Black Australorp
Cosmo - Silver-laced Wyandotte
 

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KevinJack

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Thank you for your insight FuzzyCritters! I'm curious how you made your determination (especially between Popcorn and Waffles). Is it the slightly darker feathers on the wing tips and tail? Thanks again!
 

FuzzyCritters

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Thank you for your insight FuzzyCritters! I'm curious how you made your determination (especially between Popcorn and Waffles). Is it the slightly darker feathers on the wing tips and tail? Thanks again!
The combs on those three are larger and more pink. Pullets should still have small, pale yellowish or pale pink combs at that age. Popcorn has a very bright pink comb, while Waffles still has a pale comb. Biscuit and Nugget both have large, bright pink combs.
 

Rhodebar Lover

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I agree with your breed guesses. Salmon Faverolles have distinctly different coloring by gender, so that's what leads me to think Popcorn is a male. Check the bottoms of Stubb's feet. Yellow=likely Jersey Giant, black = likely Australorp. They're a bit young to know the genders of the others
 

KevinJack

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Posting an update on the chicks - now 6.5 weeks old!

While I'm even more confident in my breed guesses, I think that I would re-guess their genders. Here was the original consensus on gender:

Biscuit - Cockerel
Nugget - Cockerel
Popcorn - Cockerel
Cosmo - Pullet
Waffles - Pullet
Stubbs - Pullet

Here is what I think now:

Biscuit - Pullet
Nugget - Cockerel
Popcorn - Pullet
Cosmo - Pullet
Waffles - Pullet
Stubbs - Pullet

Please share your thoughts!!
 

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