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8wk old chicks roo's or pullets

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by krissygill, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. krissygill

    krissygill Out Of The Brooder

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    OK i no i have asked about these guys a couple of times already but they are now 8wks old so im hoping to get a final consensus as to what they are, as i live in the city we are not aloud any roo's so i need to re-home any possible roo's before they start to crow...

    Im pretty sure i have 1 pullet and 1 roo Light Sussex - as you will see in the pics they are so different to each other! as for the hyline, araucana and barred rock im not sure yet (other than i was told the hyline was a pullet when 1day old?)

    Thanks heaps in advance for any help

    Light Sussex 1 (roo?)
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    Light Sussex 2 (pullet?)
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    Hyline (pullet?)
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    Barred Rock head shot
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    Barred Rock Body
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    Aruacana Head
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    Aruacana Body
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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The barred rock appears to be a pullet. [​IMG] I am not familiar enough with the others to render a guess.
     
  3. krissygill

    krissygill Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Im new to barred rocks (well chickens in general lol) is there a reason the barred rocks tail is not as big as the other chicks? or is this normal for the breed)
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they all might be pullets. My Sussex has a pinkish taller comb as well.
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess that the first light sussex is a roo, and the second a pullet.

    Hyline is a red/gold sexlink. She has no choice but to be a pullet with that coloring [​IMG]

    The barred rock looks female to me. Way too dark to be male.

    Not sure on the auracana, but I'd put my money on pullet. A male should have more of a comb by now.

    Hope that helps! You have pretty birds!
     
  6. ChickDaze

    ChickDaze Out Of The Brooder

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    Any roos you have should be starting to crow by now, or at least soon.

    Your first light sussex does appear to be male since roos' appearences mature faster. I am not experienced enough with chickens to tell you any more.
     
  7. krissygill

    krissygill Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks everyone [​IMG]
     

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