can you all give me an idea of which sex these chicks are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mom2Cool, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm just reposting this myself here because I'd put it in the wrong place the first time and I just wanted to know what I've got here and if I need to start over with raising etc. I'm too new to this and haven't a clue what I'm doing really and so please be kind if it's too early for this. I've 2 Barred Rocks & 2 black Australorps

    They should be 3 weeks old now and I'll put a few pics here to see if anyone can tell who's who & what sex please? Thanks in advance for any help.

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    of the 2 Astralorps one has more light coloring on it's face still and is how I'm able to tell them apart. that picture was the best I could get of the darker faced one

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    the Barred Rocks are near impossible to tell apart still or for me.

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    the 2 of them together

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    Again thanks for any help I appreciate it.
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a little early to be totally sure, but looks like 1 roo and 1 pullet astralorp and 1 roo barred rock and 1 not real sure, possable pullet.
     
  3. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well frankly I think it makes me feel a little better just knowing that all my uncertainty isn't just plain novice/denial on my part. I'd actually been thinking this very same thing and then I think "well you don't know what you're looking at anyway".


    I wish I wasn't so anxious about all this. How do the rest of you all handle the possibility of roos in the group of chicks you want to be pullets?
     
  4. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh & reallemons1 thanks so much I appreciate you giving your opinion.
     
  5. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when do the combs start to turn red? 1 of the BR's looks like his/her comb is tinted red on the sides. If they have an early comb developing does that have any significance when it comes to gender?
     
  6. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I have several mystery chicks that look just like your black ones- ha- you may have solved the mystery! Mine are a tad older, but I am starting to see a difference in comb size also- ergh- I too was hoping for all pullets!

    Thanks for posting those pics!
     
  7. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're unsure of your chicks that are black? Mine are black Australorps or that's what I was told I was buying. LOL I suppose a person could REALLY take advantage of a novice like me. But I have to say that so far the black chicks have followed exactly as the black Australorps are suppose to & they'd started with light on their faces which is disappearing or fading. I think the one that still had the lighter face is the female. If you have black Australorps I have to tell you that mind have their feathers growing in and they are truly already just lovely. Shiney black and already a bit of a sheen to them just georgous! The BR's I love em I do & they're just georgous too with actual bars.... LOL It was weird today though when I started to notice that the comb looks like it's turning red. Someone on another thread told me it's too early to tell. We shall see. Wouldn't life be so much easier if we just got what we wanted? LOL though I guess it's more interesting with those monkey wrenches thrown in huh?
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Looking at the 2 BR's light coloring and thick leggs, I'd say both males.
     
  9. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bared 1 male 1 female. austalorp you got one male for sure but not cant get a good view of the other one.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The light-faced black chick is a pullet...the rest are cockerels.
     

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