3 weeks old any guesses on which are hens and roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MRNpoultry, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    These are my chicks from mpc they are a little over 3 weeks old now and wanted to see what every body thought on which are roos and hens. here they are.

    SLW ( Lacey )

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    Americana ( Betsy )

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    BLH suppose to be a roo ( Clyde )

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    Dominiker ( Bonnie )

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    Buff Oprington ( Buffy )

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  2. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well there all looking like hens so far, roosters usaully start to show color by the fourth or fifth week (but thats only for most breeds) and there all beautiful!
     
  3. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im gonna take a geuss on cylde though, his comb looks much too big to belong to a hen.
     
  4. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I was thinking is comb looked to big and red compared to the other chicks. keep the guesses comin.
     
  5. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I changed title to be more detailed.
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    They are pretty young; is that nubs on the leg of the SLW?

    and what does BLH mean?

    Clyde does look like a male

    if you could take a pic of the ameraucana 's comb straight on that would help

    I think the Orpington is a female

    They are really cute all of them
     
  7. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    They all have got little nubs, I'll take some more pic's tommorow. BLH - Brown Leghorn
     
  8. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Any more guesses?
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    is that nubs on the leg of the SLW

    I honestly thought I had ALL roos for a long time since all of mine had little nubs I just KNEW were going to be spurs. Only 2 of 9 were. [​IMG]

    Oh, and if the Brown Leghorns are like the white, one of my girls had a comb that big at that age. But, I am no good at guessing gender.​
     
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  10. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with your guesses, with exception that Bonnie may actually be Buddy. But, I'm ONLY guessing myself. Perhaps SpeckledHen will come around and give her opinions. She's great at sexing young'uns.



    Edited to add: It's my understanding that nubs on the legs of chicks don't necessarily mean they'll be spurs on a rooster. I've had a couple hens that have had spurs.
     
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