Boys or girls???10 and 11 wk old chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bossynbella, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the last three of the older 8 chicks that I still don't know what they are. I'm thinking hens but have been wrong alot with this group.


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    Lacey
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    Red & White Banty
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    These are mixes of OEG hens and a feather footed father we think might be a brahma or just a mix.
     
  2. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like hens to me.

    Usually with the smaller single-comb breeds, the big combs on cockerels are well developed by this age. There's always exceptions to that, but I would be willing to bet money they are all hens.
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    From what I heard, comb sexing is not the best way.

    Feather sexing is a good one.

    THey looks like hens due to the fact they have rounded feathers around the tail.
     
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I vote hens!
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I say hens too.
     
  6. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. You have hens (lucky!)
     
  7. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much Im glad to hear they are hens this was our first hatching experience and we ended up with 7 maybe 8 hens there is still one silky cross that we are not sure about. Out of 13 I say thats not to bad of odds.

    To bad all the hens seem to be plain red or golds our little roos have such cool colors.

    Thanks again
    Melissa
     

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