Are any of my golden girls boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by itom37, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. itom37

    itom37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Same question, different chickens. These are my 53 day old (about 7.5 weeks) chickens, purchased as sexed pullets. How'd the hatchery do?

    This is Rose, my barred rock. He/she has always been the most aggressive, though by far the smallest. Comb is a little pinker than my more lady like chickens.
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    Dorothea, an EE. I think she's a girl.
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    Blanche, a buff orpington. Also a lady, I believe. No redness to her very small comb.
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    Sophia, another EE. I think this is a cockerel. Walks much more upright (with a cocked up tail... is this a sign of a cockerel or does it just seem like one), has a pinker comb than the girls, with the 3 rows mentioned on these forums with EE cockerels. My only hesitations about calling this a boy are that he/she feathered quickly like the girls.
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    Love to hear what you think. I'll have to get rid of any cockerels, but that's ok... might just add some already laying hens [​IMG].
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Slightly suspicious of the barred bird although the color is typically barred rock pullet. The second EE- last several pictures-- is a cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    All girls but Sophia. White EE ROO!
     
  4. itom37

    itom37 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a little suspicious of Rose as well. Will have to wait on her.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The barred rock is a pullet (100% sure), but Sophia is a cockerel. Hmmm...maybe think about a new name for Sophia?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:x2. The barred bird's color screams pullet, but that's a lotta comb!
     
  7. itom37

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    Here are a couple more shots of Rose's comb.

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  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like girls except for Sophia. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think Rose is most likely a pullet. All the rest except for "Sophia" are pullets as well. He's very handsome though... [​IMG]
     

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