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Boy/Girls? Mixed breed - 9 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ASD Dad, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. ASD Dad

    ASD Dad Chirping

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    Hello all. We have 2 each of some mixed breeds we got from a friend who is trying her hand at breeding and hatching chicks. The two darker birds are supposed to end up being Olive Eggers and the two brown/whites are just a mix she wasnt 100% sure on.

    They are around 9-10 weeks now and we are curious if you all had a guess on them. We just integrated them into our flock this morning and are doing great out there with our other 11 birds (9 hens and 2 roos). If any of these end up a roo she is happy to take them back, if they're hens we get to keep them.

    Thanks for any help!

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  2. featheredplanets

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    Picture 1 and 2 is a pullet. The other three are cockerels.
     
  3. ASD Dad

    ASD Dad Chirping

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    1&2 is same bird, different lighting and I had guessed pullet the way it acts. I thought the other dark bird was a boy just the way it struts around and sort of takes command of the other 3. The two white/browns I was not sure on at all.

    I'm still learning all this as it's only been a year since owning any chickens. What makes the two white/browns look cockerel?
     
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    The combs, too red and fleshy for pullets at that age. The thick legs. And the darker red patches on the shoulders and wings, that seems to be a common occurrence in mixed breed males, though it doesn’t apply to every bird.
     

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