Another gender question . . . .

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Country_Gal@Heart, May 22, 2010.

  1. Country_Gal@Heart

    Country_Gal@Heart Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 11 chicks (ranging in age from 3+ weeks to over 5 weeks) and I noticed that when they seem startled that 8 of them run into a corner together while the other three hang by the feeder looking around with their tail feathers up. Could this indicate that I have 8 pullets and 3 cockarels? I am new to raising chickens so any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I need some pictures. [​IMG]
     
  3. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    It sounds like some are better friends than the others! Chickens have cliques just like people do. It's just like being in high school again watching them! [​IMG]
     
  4. Country_Gal@Heart

    Country_Gal@Heart Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are pics of my chickens. Sorry if the pics are big, I was unable to resize them.

    This is Ellie - I think she is a Welsummer

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    This is Belle (maybe Bill?) an Ameraucana

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    This is Glory our bantam Ameraucana

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    This is Kwee - I think she is a Dark Cornish

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    This is Dottie -- a silver-laced wyandotte

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    This is Daisy Mae - a cuckoo maran

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    This is Dagger - I think another dark cornish

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    Do you all have any ideas if they are pullets or cockarels? Or if they are a different breed than what I was told? Thank you!
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Too young to tell their genders. Wait until they're around 4 to 5 months old.
     
  6. Country_Gal@Heart

    Country_Gal@Heart Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the response. I have another question though . . . the bird in the first 2 pics doesn't have any tail feathers and she is 4 weeks old already. My guess is that she is a Welsummer, but I have looked at Welsummer's at 2 weeks and they have tails. She and the other one I have just like her have no tail feathers and not even the beginning of them. Is this normal? Or is there a possibility they are another breed?
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Um, sometimes it just takes longer for some chicks to grow tail feathers. [​IMG]
     
  8. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, Daisy is Not a Cuckoo Maran
    1, She has a rose comb
    2, She's black
     
  9. Country_Gal@Heart

    Country_Gal@Heart Out Of The Brooder

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    Any suggestions on what Daisy might be??
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Country_Gal@Heart :

    Any suggestions on what Daisy might be??

    I say she's a SLW.​
     

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