5 pretty girls? Boys?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jenesis536, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I'm new to this breed, so I am not sure what to look for as far as determining gender. I hatched 5 chicks on June 11, so they are now almost 8 weeks old. I know some breeds are easier or harder to tell at this age, but I plan only to keep a couple of these, so I was hoping some of you are able to tell better than I if I have any roos. I really appreciate it!!

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    What breed are they, Cochin? Look like pullets to me but I'm not familiar with the breed. #2 got me ? my guess. Will be watching to see what others say :)
     
  3. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry - they are Mille Fleur D'Uccle Bantams.
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Still learning my breeds, they are pretty birds. Still waiting to see what others think, pullet or cockerel....
     
  5. Lynn Manes

    Lynn Manes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone.Just popping in here, bc I've been AWOL for months, so thought this would be a good place to sort of catch up. So much has happened.Most importantly, I got married on June :) We have had ups and downs with our fowl. Lost my last Easter Egger,Goldie this year,so we were down to just 5 hens & 2 roosters. My newest roo is very confused to what he is, I think. I bought him from a local feed store, along with another hen.They were both only 3 months old. Apparently, I sexed him wrong thinking he was a she. I didn't know he was a he until he made manly attempts on Diva-my very, very spoiled Old English Mille Fleur bantam who hates the roos and the big hens. She's all about her and me and her. Oh, I said that didn't I?(giggle). So, I digress, which I'm very good at doing. Well, I had not picked a name for this young chicken until the day I saw him spring on Diva. He now is affectionately called Oops.But just when I thought I had him figured out,I see my Frizzle, my main roo, on top of him. OMW, now what do I have? Oh, and at first all Oops wanted to do day in and day out was sit in a nest box, until I'd had enough and started throwing him out of the coop every day. That finally worked.And no, he's never laid an egg, and his tail feathers seem rooster-like :) He's a very sweet roo and minds me when he flies over the gate into our back yard, or goes to our tortoises area and tried to steal a free meal :) Here is a pic of Oops. Anyone know what breed he is?
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  6. Lynn Manes

    Lynn Manes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few days ago,I woke up in a frump, so at first I planned to drive over to the local animal shelters for maybe a puppy fix-just looking, not adopting as we have 6 tiny beauties already.But I realized I waited too long to go, and they were closed for viewing. "So", said I,"why not drive over to see the new,improved & bigger feed store where we purchased a few of our first chickens a year ago". Not going to buy anything, just look. RIGHT! I brought home seven 2-2.5month old hens.I got every feather color they had of Americaunas- 6 of them, and 1 Sex Link the kid talked me into.(I had to. He practically twisted my arm, but at the time they were filled with chickies :) So, I wanted to be certain about the Americauna breed, bc last year I was told by BYCer they are hard to come by. He said he bought all his birds from a hatchery, so let's find out if he got what he was told. Please meet, Dovey,Bling,Dusty, Flora de Lis,Lulubelle, Peeps-the Americauna girls, and May West, our Sex Link. Oh,and that little drive pulled me right out of that frump :) [​IMG] Dovey
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    As for the rest of the gang, our quail are all well. We lost several in this terrible heat, but we still have oodles of them, and our 6 WH ducks are fun and fantastic as ever. We sold the 3 geese. I couldn't handle Lou C.Goosey's aggression any longer. They are living on a farm with other fowl not far from here, and I know they will be very happy there.We still have lots of bunnies, too.But,all except a few will be processed as soon as this heat abates. I am keeping one little doe fromour Spring litters. I named her Gracie. Last night she had her first grooming,sitting patiently on my lap in the livingroom. She loved the brushing, but not so much the photo shoot :) Here's my Gracie.
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    We lost my friend and next door neighbor about a month ago. Her family gave us her cockatiel,Buddy.No one wanted him. What's one more bird, right? He has fattened up since we put him on better feed, since this photo.Poor thing was stuck in a bedroom, covered up,in a filthy cage. Now he's happier & healthier. He and my budgie, Bebop, get along great & he barks at the dogs :)
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    Might as well show you Bebop, too :)
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    I need to get back in the loop with you all, so please feel free to give me any comments about anything. Just be gentle. Have a wonderful weekend.That's all folks!
    Your birdbrain friend, Lynn (Hill) Manes.
     
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