4 week old silver sussex and barred rock chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kennita2001, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. kennita2001

    kennita2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have another gender question if someone would be kind enough to help me:
    They are all 4 weeks old (I have had them since day-olds)

    My two silver sussex:

    Mozart - I'm pretty positive he is a roo but would love on
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    Gandera - I was pretty sure she was a girl as I was comparing to Mozart but she has just started with the tiniest bit of waddle growth. I'm probably over-worrying but...
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    I will update with the barred rocks...
     
  2. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Boy and girl!
     
  3. kennita2001

    kennita2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou! A boy and a girl would be great

    Now, these plymouth rocks are also 4 weeks old:

    Beethoven - Was bought as a boy but I now think is a pullet... go figure
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    And Aerika - Was meant to be a girl but I'm a tad suspicious
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    Also - should I be worried that the sussex have so much more feathering and are so much bigger than the rocks? The rocks are meant to be bigger in the end...
     
  4. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The barred rocks are both pullets. Some birds feather slower than others. I had 24 the same age and some are fully feathered at 8 weeks and some still have feathering to do. My barred and partridge rocks grew slower than the others but end up quite larger than the rest!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Boy girl on the sussex.
    Girl boy on the BR's.
     
  6. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 I agree 100%
     
  7. The Turken Lady

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    You definitely have two pairs! [​IMG]
     
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  8. kennita2001

    kennita2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou

    Sorry for the questions , im new at this. And they're def not what they were meant to be
    at hatching the first rock had a very irregular head spot and no black on her legs. The second had a perfectly round spot and black fronts to her legs so I was told I had boy girl but now its looking like girl boy!

    Does it make a different with the sexing of the rocks that the second one is a lot smaller and has a lot less feathers than the first one.? Wouldn't a roo be bigger with at least a little comb by 4 weeks?
     
  9. kennita2001

    kennita2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
    Sorry, just trying to confirm what I have!
     
  10. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you wait a little longer, it will be easier to tell also, the head spots sometimes are deceiving, as well as the size...I have 3 BR pullets right now, all the same age, one is a very small...but all pullets. Here are two pics, one of a pullet, and one of a roo....the roos are much lighter in coloring.

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