4 chicks - boy or girl? (6 weeks old)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kentchicks, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Kentchicks

    Kentchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Below are some pictures of my little 6 week old chooks. 3 of them are light sussex and one was a surprise egg. I had to take several pictures because they didn't sit still when I popped out my camera. To make it less confusing I gave them all a name and this is what I think the genders are:
    chick A = boy?
    chick B = girl?
    chick C = girl?
    chick D = boy -> please note this one is a bit the runt of the flock but his comb and wattle seem larger and a bit more red than in chick B

    Do you agree?

    Thanks for your help!



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    Picture #1: left (chick A) is boy, right (chick B) is girl?

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    Picture #2: (chick C): girl? (see also picture 4 and 6)

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    Picture #3: left (chick D) is boy (see also picture 5)?

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    Picture #4: left (chick C) is girl (see also picture 2 and 6), right (chick A) is boy?

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    Picture #5: left (chick D) is boy, right (chick B) is girl?

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    Picture #6: left (chick C) is girl, right (chick A) is boy?
     
  2. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't feel good about chick B, looks pretty rooish to me. otherwise, I would agree with your thinking.
     
  3. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    i agree with OP i think chick b is allo pullet
     
  4. Kentchicks

    Kentchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    @silverfox you mean roo, or not?

    @smarsh why do you think chick B is a roo? Its wattle and comb are much smaller and more pale than of chick A, that's why I thought (and hoped) it's a girl

    it would be a real bummer if all my 3 light sussex are boys... they make good table birds but I'd rather wish they were hens [​IMG]
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like you are correct. i would keep an eye on B as in some pics the angle and lighting make it appear to be a cockerel
     

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