ANYONE ELSE? Can I get help sexing BR chicks please? PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Carrie Lynn, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are going on 6 weeks old and I'm not convinced they are both pullet chicks.
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    The darker legs belong to the chick w/ the black on it's beak.
    Would more specific photos help? You can click on these to enlarge them for more detail...
     
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  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    They look like girls to me! [​IMG]
     
  3. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far so good [​IMG]
     
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    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Pullets. A roo is much brighter looking. See the difference?


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  7. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I see the difference. Although my chicks seem to have coloring more similar to your cockerel's except with less white.
    They were more pale a few weeks back, but not quite as much as your pullet chick. I imagine that could vary depending upon the source of the chicks. Mine are hatchery-grade.
    Yikes! One of mine has a puffier tail, sort of like your cockerel. Although, I've seen puffy tails on young pullets before when I raised a few RIRs.
    I'm a mess worrying about a roo....can't have them in the city.
    Thanks for posting!
     
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  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I had a bunch of pullets whose barring was identical to your chicks. The point is that the roos really stand out. At 6 weeks, they already have their combs red and red wattles in sprout. The barring on the Roo is twice as big and twice as bright.
    BTW, that little pullet has grown up to be a very attractive hen. Her "coloration" came in very well. That photo was taken at 4.5 weeks and her coloration wasn't that great.

    Again, your chicks are absolutely pullets. Combs all yellow and no wattles. The black is the give a way for me. The roos look almost silver and white.
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Here she is today, with her mates. This is what your girls will look like very, very soon. I love BRs.

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  10. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are lovely!
    Which one is she? I prefer the look of lighter hens, actually the roos are my favorites looks-wise.
    My avatar shows the banty "pullet turned roo" I couldn't keep. [​IMG]

    As a matter of fact, my chick w/ the black on her beak is starting to get a bit of a pink wattle, hope that doesn't mean anything---yet.
    She seems pullet in every other regard.
     
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