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A guess on gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snowlyf, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. snowlyf

    snowlyf Hatching

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    My chicks will be 4 weeks old on Monday. I raised chickens while in my teens and have taken a hiatus. I'm having to re-learn EVERYTHING! [​IMG] I have 7 chicks and have no clue what gender they are. I'm not super concerned about breeds (assuming these are all mutts), but if one looks familiar, that would be fun to know, too!

    The place I purchased the eggs from asks that, if you need to return any chicks, you do so by around 4 weeks. After that, they charge $15 per chicken (rooster, in our case) to place. We live in a city that does not allow roosters, so we are trying to only keep laying hens.

    Thanks in advance for any help or guesses!

    There are 4 yellow chicks. They all looked very similar up until recently. Now I can distinguish the 2 with larger, floppy combs, and the 2 with combs that seem to have stopped growing.
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    One of the yellows with the small comb:
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    We call the one in the foreground "Firstborn." We were initially going to call him/her Henrietta, but s/he grew so big so quickly, I just sort-of figured he was a roo. But he's incredibly calm and mellow. Still much bigger than the others, but that could just be the breed, right? His/her legs are really stocky and are an avocado green.
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    We initially thought these 2 were girls, but the one in the foreground is a confrontational pain in the butt. Personality? Pecking order? Or sign that "she" is a "he"?
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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  2. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Can't see the pictures but did cut and paste a couple of the urls and it looks like two roos and a pullet on the one labeled 3 of the 4 yellows.
     
  3. snowlyf

    snowlyf Hatching

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    I just fixed the photos. Thanks for the info! Much appreciated. I was guessing that the yellows with the floppy combs were roos, but it's been so difficult to find anything to support or confirm.
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Yeah those two are DEFINATELY roo's. Firstborn looks like a roo also, the others look to be pullets.
     
  5. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Last pic: boy in frount, girl in back. 3rd pic: back is a boy(the white one), and I think the brown one is a girl...another pic might help... cheack the neck feathers: pointed feathers 4 a boy rounded feathers 4 a girl. your whites with small combs are girls, the big combs are boys.
    but I'm not always right with my gusses! [​IMG] good luck rachel (sarahs daughter)
     
  6. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Songster

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    I know they are probably mutts but I like the coloring on the black and white ones.
     

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