Are these all pullets? or cockerals too?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gaeamama, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's hard to tell at this age, but is it possible to tell a Buff Orpington's gender by their wings? Or an Aracauna? Anything in particular that helps tell with an Aracauna?

    I have 3 BO's and 3 Aracuana chicks that are 8 days old. Help if you can, please.

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    Buff 2
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    Buff 3
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    Aracauna 1: (I'm thinking roo)
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    Aracauana 2
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    Aracauna 3
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    Thanks for any help!
     
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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are only a few breeds that can be feather sexed and it needs to be done within day or two of hatching, from what i understand. Aside from that, i think those pics look like the birds are too young to really tell. Most people would have to guess. Wait a couple more weeks, and post clear pics of the combs, a side shot of the body, and you will get a better idea from people. In the mean time, they all look like girls still [​IMG] so just enjoy them.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I agree to my knowledge you can only wing sex at a day old AND only on sexlinked birds.


    Number three looks like a cockerel tho but they ARE still very young [​IMG]
     
  4. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh bummer, don't think I have pix of their wings at a day old. I just keep calling them girls, sending them vibes [​IMG].

    Curious why you say #3 looks like a cockeral.. what are you looking for? (#3Buff or #3Ara?)

    Thanks for looking and giving your opinions. I'm so thrilled to have chickies.. it's exciting either way.
     
  5. ZZsBabiez

    ZZsBabiez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is A#2 is a roo

    edited to add

    My guess on the BOs is all pullets.

    keyword here "guess" !!

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  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:Agreed.
     
  7. jensing528

    jensing528 New Egg

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    I have had pretty good luck in telling the sex once the tail feathers start to emerge. The pullets tend to get theirs first. I purchased some straight run chicks that are about the same age as yours and about half got their tail feathers within a few days and now the pullets have full tails while the cockerals are just starting to get theirs.
     
  8. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I do notice that BO1's the slowest growing, but he also hatched out with some yolk sack unabsorbed.. it's gone now!
     
  9. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on their feathering, I am going to say that the buff's are girls, and the Auranca's are- #1 is a girl and #2 is a boy and #3 is a girl. I have noticed that pullet feathers are more layered, while the cockerels feathers have a tendency to be closer to the same length.

    #1 - Girl
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    #2 - Boy
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    #3 - Girl
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  10. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That's so awesome, steffpeck! Thank you so much. That'd be great if they all do turn out that way. Thanks for your diagrams, it helps alot.
     

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