Afraid I have all roos (lots of pics - new pics post13)

pearlinoyster8

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My little flock of eight chicks (three of them bantys) were purchased on May 10. At that time, they were various ages, some days old, some a few weeks old. Now, they range from a few weeks old to 6+ weeks. I know it might be too early to tell but every time I read a roo or pullet thread I go and check my little flock and am worried that all 8 could be boys!

Please check out my pics and tell me what you think ... even if it's just reassurance that it is too early to tell?

Pepper today (around 6 weeks old, breed???)


Pic of Pepper on 5-10-2011 to help verify age



Blue (down) & Jujube (up) -- both about 6 weeks old, breed???)


Blue


Jujube


Pompom (looks like could be a Golden Comet? About 3 weeks old)


Red (could be a Rhode Island Red or Production Red? About 3 weeks old)


Salt (bantam, 7 weeks?)


Rusty (left) and Salt (right)


Rusty (bantam, 5 weeks?)


L'il Jo (bantam, 5 weeks?)
 
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pearlinoyster8

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That would be wonderful!

I posted pics last week and someone thought maybe Pepper had a boyish stance ... then I started thinking they all stand like that sometimes!

Pepper and Salt are always having little confrontations too, this funny "you talking to me" dance in each other's faces.
 

theoldchick

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I'm voting Salt and maybe Jujube are cockerals. Pretty chicks!
 

pearlinoyster8

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I'm wondering about Jujube too based on behavior ... that's the bravest chick. The others run away when I lift the grate over their watermelon box brooder, but Jujube goes on alert and moves between the rest of the flock and me.
 

Cindiloohoo

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I'd put money on salt, and possibly Rusty and Pompom as well, but may be a little early to tell on those, and breed certainty would help. Salt though...is a roo

ETA: OOPS, not Rusty, I was looking at Salt again
 
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pearlinoyster8

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Just curious, why do you think Pompom might be a boy? The little 3-week-old possible Golden Comet?
 

mljohnson05

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The only one that might be a ROO is salt....but when you take pictures, make sure you turn off your read heat lamp....makes it hard to tell
 

sourland

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Relax, you are overreacting there may be a couple of cockerels there, but it is early to be guessing.
 

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