Can you be sure on sex at 13 weeks? Are we roos?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by undergroundchickens, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just six chickens. They are my first feathered friends. Here they are enjoying the yard looking for a few bugs to eat. They are getting big.

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    I am worried about two of them. All the chickens have their big girl voices. They can easily bock when needed. It is very rare to hear a chirp anymore. I have not heard any of them trying to crow so I thought I was in the clear for no roos....I have started to have some doubts though.

    Here is the first. It is an EE. 13 weeks old. Is it a pullet or a roo? It's pea comb has started to grow a little and turn pink. Much bigger than my other EEer as well.

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    And next, one of my barred rocks. Its comb looks the same as the other BR I have but I noticed that her tail is starting to look a little curly. Is it a pullet or a roo? This one is my most friendly chicken....she loves to follow me all over the yard and sit on my shoulder. I sure hope it isn't a he. [​IMG] I can't have a roo giving me away to the neighbor.

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    Thanks for letting me know what you think. I appreciate it.
     
  2. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I *think* they're both pullets. Not good w/EEs, though.
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    First ones a hen. second is a roo.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    That's a gorgeous flock you have there!!

    The EE is a pullet, and I'm not positive, but I kinda think your BR is a cockerel. Sorry!
     
  5. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote pullet for both.
     
  6. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not much experience with this, but your BR looks just like my 12 week old BR, who is supposed to be a pullet. So here's hoping!
    Not gonna guess on the EE. It wouldn't be a very educated guess.
     
  7. luvmypyr

    luvmypyr Out Of The Brooder

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    i vote pullets .... i have 15 br roos ( packing peanuts) that are several weeks younger than yours and they all "look" noticably rooster ..so i would think at 13 weeks she/he would be more roosterish.. mine all have lighter hackles and saddle feathers poking through and yours is still considerably dark.. BUT i am nooo expert...
     
  8. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it is still to early to be sure then? Man, this guessing game is killing me. My kids and I are already very attached to the "girls". I sure hope we don't have to get rid of some of them.
     
  9. macmama

    macmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks just like my BR hens did when they were that age... I don't see why people are guessing roo on her. Aren't BR roos much lighter in coloring?
     
  10. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE is a pullet. Looks just like my EE pullets.
     

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