Bree & Beer *PIC HEAVY*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PineappleMama, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bree & Beer are the two chicks that Miss A gave us. (btw was that not totally sweet of her, just out of the blue!!) I think that they're right at 10 weeks, leastways that's how long we've had them and they were cute little puffs when brought home.

    They are BR/EE, hence the names. I figured, based on coloring/comb that they were both the same, boys or girls, but I saw some iridescence in some tail feathers today that got me wondering.

    Since we were planning to rehome two of our GSL girls so we can keep Bree and Beer (limit is four here) I thought it would be prudent to make sure I'm not giving up two girls to keep two boys... roos are prohibited completely here.

    Appreciate any insights!

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    Shake Your Tail Feathers!

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    Oh and well you know that Frigga, Isis, Ceres, and Easter weren't going to stand for being ignored so here's the only shot that has all four... personally I think Frigga reckons I got EVERYONE's best side. *snicker*

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    I was actually surprised at how well that one turned out, I'm not much of a photographer, even with a digital that supposedly does it all for you. [​IMG]
     
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    No thoughts .. but LOVE the names!! [​IMG]
     
  3. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my experience with Barred rocks,looks like two girls,pullets. Their combs are floppy and sort of off reddish.My girls are the same color But I wouldnt give up the golden comets.Heavens no.Comets are good layers and sweet natured.[​IMG]
     
  4. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks 'Doza!

    Well it was just today that they got let loose in the coop. They were in there, but in a pen, so everyone could get used to each other. Anyway, it was seeing them out in the sun that brought out the greenish bits and had me wondering.

    You may notice in one of the tail shots that Bree is kinda flipping? That's 'cuz one of the girls gave her a peck. Didn't much care for them huddling around my feet, dangit that is MY spot, kind of thing. Goofy birds... I do love my GSLs, but Bree and Beer are growing on me, and the tinted eggs will be a nice addition. We really don't NEED 28 eggs a week (for the four of us, though can offload excess to In Laws) so I'm not too freaked over production.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Bree and Beer, if even only 12 weeks old, are BOYS. At 12 weeks old, they should only have pale pink/yellow combs. Sorry. If they were 5 months old I would say girls. But if under 16, nope, crowing will be soon.
     
  6. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Crap Crap Crap Crap Crap Crap... okay breathe... so far it's 1 for girls and 1 for boys... it could still be okay...

    *hunts for a paper bag*
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The BR's tails both tell me ROO.
     
  8. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well Poo, that's what I was afraid of. Hadn't heard anyone bragging about the greenish feathers in a hen's tail... course there is a bit of that elsewhere, but it's fainter. Shoot.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Lift up their hackle and saddle areas and take a peek at the new pin feathers that should be starting to emerge soon. I bet they are shiny and pointy under there.
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    What I look for,a roos highest feather will try to curve over the others. A pullets might slightly curve, but won't have the length.
     

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