7 week old chick gendres

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jimgunn, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. jimgunn

    jimgunn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have seven chicks that are now 7 weeks old. Think Iv'e been lucky and only got 2 boys. Would just like to make sure I have got them right.

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    Any thoughts would be great.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I'd say you are quite accurate.
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to be so but the last two "pullets" I would keep my eye on as they could just be maturing more slow.
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree with your guesses, but watch the very last bird closely as it may just be an early maturing hen. It's coloration is too dark for a normal barred roo.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Nice chicks!
     
  6. jimgunn

    jimgunn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the thoughts, they are just farm mixed breeds so nothing pure in there. The rooster has one barring gene and a couple of the hens are barred. Got quite an even spread.
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, that explains it! Yes he's definitely a roo then.
     
  8. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The only change I'd make is keep an eye on that 4th chick, it could be a roo. Other than that, good percentage!

    I have a bsl roo over a variety of hens and have gotten some cool patterns, it will be cool to see what your babies turn out to look like.
     
  10. jimgunn

    jimgunn Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks again. I love all the varieties we get. All of the predictions are the same that I made when these chicks were just a few days old with wing sexing, though the 4th chick was a bit of an odd ball and I wasn't too sure. Will just have to wait and see.
     

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