4 week old chicks roos??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newchick39, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. newchick39

    newchick39 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm new to raising chickens we have 6 4 week old chicks and I was told they were girls but two are looking like roosters to me one is a barred rock[​IMG]

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    the other is the Easter egger [​IMG]

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    any thoughts thanks in advance also if anyone knows if this is a buttercup chicken or not that would be great it looks like it to me but i'm new at this thanks again[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think that both are pullets.
     
  3. newchick39

    newchick39 Out Of The Brooder

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    that makes me feel so much better my kids are getting very attached. thank you
     
  4. junebuggena

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    The first two are pullets. The last looks like an Easter Egger. And it looks like a cockerel. There is clearly some 'rooster' red coming in on the shoulders.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Oops, I missed that last chick - can you provide a clearer shot of the comb? It may be a buttercup, and as junebuggena says quite possibly a cockerel. Post pictures again in two or three weeks.
     
  6. newchick39

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    I hope this helps she is the smallest of my chicks and loves when you hold her really hoping for a girl she has greenish legs but no bread. so red means rooster?
     
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  7. newchick39

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    here are some pics of all the chicks[​IMG]

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    so you can see the size difference the first one is at about 2 weeks old the bottom is 1 week old she is really tiny.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That comb confirms it's a Buttercup. But that coloring is all cockerel. Females are a lighter gold color.
    MyPetChicken has a good comparison photo of a rooster and hen. That rich red is a male only thing.
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Day-Old-Baby-Chicks/Sicilian-Buttercup-p733.aspx
     
  9. drumstick diva

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    sorry
     
  10. newchick39

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    She well i guess he was the last one i would've thought was a rooster he likes to snuggle up to us and sleep in our hands. I live where we cant have a rooster ill have to find someone for him. Thank you all for responding soo should i even wait a few weeks to make sure its definitely a roo do i have any hope??
     

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