Boys and Girls together... I think! :) 3 breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marathonmultiplesmom, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched some chicks. They are about 4 weeks old, maybe a few days shy of that. Well here goes. Let me know if you agree that these are indeed pairs.

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    Barred Rock - Hen left/Roo Right
    Hen looks darker/ roo looks lighter
    comb is bigger on roo and roo's waddle is more red. Hen is more pink. I know its not easy to see all that in the pic but I tried to take good macro pics.
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    Barred Rock again. Hen left. Roo Right. You can see roo's comb getting tall.

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    Delaware Chicks
    Roo Front/in focus. Larger comb, wattle and redder.
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    Delawares again, same 2. Roo's head is in front of my chin. Hens head is closer to my fingers. Can you see the difference better now?

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    Buff Orpington
    Hen left. Roo Right. Wattle bigger and redder on roo.
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    BO's again.
    Roo left. Hen right.
    Roo is lighter in color.


    OK, so tell me if you agree. I hope I am right. I hoped to get both males and females. [​IMG]
    So few of my eggs hatched due to power outages during hatch. I should have hatched 30-something; only got 10. I think 5 roos and 5 hens but most importantly at least one of each.
     
  2. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you're right, BUT it may still be too early to tell for certain.
     

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