BO's - girls or boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenesis536, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

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    These 3 are 6 weeks 4 days old. I have an idea about 2 and not sure about the other. What do you think? Girls or boys?

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    BO 3 This one would not sit still.

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    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

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    Too early to tell for sure, but here are my guesses...

    1 - pullet
    2 - cockerel
    3 - ?
     
  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

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    1 Looks to be a pullet, the other 2 seem to be roos.
    2 and 3 have reddish comb and wattles.
     
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

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    i agree with cowgirl.
    I think if i had to guess on #3 it would be pullet comared to #2 which i am pretty sure is a boy
     
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    1.pullet
    2.cockeral
    3.pullet
     
  6. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

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    If ypu see the small wattles coming out on chick #3 they look a little too red compared to #1
     
  7. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

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    I do think 1 is a pullet and 2 is a roo. 1 has no red at all. 2 definitely has the most red in the comb and wattles.

    3 I am on the fence about. The color is definitely in between 1 and 2... it is red but not as red as the 3rd. The comb is also not as small as the 1st but smaller than the 3rd. He/she was definitely the most skittish. He/she was freaking out about being away from the other 2 and would not sit still. Not that it has anything to do with being one or the other.

    At 6-1/2 weeks, should any red in the comb and wattles indicate a roo?
     
  8. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    Quote:Agree... the last might be a cockerel too.... but really not sure... but nice birds! [​IMG]
     
  9. jennh

    jennh Songster

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    Quote:X 2

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  10. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

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    Quote:Yes, hens do not get red wattles and combs til they are getting ready to start laying eggs. Usually from 16 to 20 weeks depends on the breed.
     

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