6 weeks old breed & sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by goldeneggtees, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Hi, I love that you all know how to tell/sex chicks by photos and seem to be usually right. Any chance you can help me in identifying these babies? They are 6 weeks old, hatched by our broody. She abandoned them at 4 weeks and they have been foraging on their own for 2 weeks now but seem happy and healthy so far! [​IMG]

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    Sorry - some of these may be of the same bird.

    THANKS!
     
  2. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about the white one although she is very pretty!

    The reddish one looks like a hatchery RIR or RIR mix.

    The white one with black markings appears to be an EE (based on her green leg/foot that I can just barely make out in the bottom right corner).
     
  3. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im guessing all EE, looks like pea combs on 1st 2. I'm not great at sexing but... reddish is girly color with boyish comb- so boy, other 2 pullets.
     
  4. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Thanks, I was thinking the brown one might be a boy, he walks around with his head held very high, is that an indication of male?

    Then there are three others, 2 white ones, one has wispy feathers and the other white one does not. I think the black & white mix is an EE female, she has green legs. But any idea about the two white ones?

    In pic order, number 1, 2, & 4 are of the same white one (with the wispy feathers) the last one is of the other white chick. Any additional help would be great!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    First 2 look like roosters. The black/white one I can't see well enough to tell. Do you have a better comb shot and a body shot?
     
  6. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great pics
     
  7. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Thanks, I think I'll take some more pics and see what you guys think again. I want to get rid of any roos before they start to crow as we are going away for the first two weeks in August. I'd rather not have them crowing while we are not around. We aren't allowed roos and if the town comes while we are away - who knows what will happen. A neighbor will be coming in the a.m. and p.m. to let everyone out, clean, water and feed everyone. AnywayÂ…
     

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