Cant tell what sex they are help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littlebirdoz, May 18, 2011.

  1. littlebirdoz

    littlebirdoz Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wondering when it is normal to get the combs. My girls(?) are 6 weeks and one has a very pronounced comb. She(?) is a mutt maybe barred rock. One is a long horn with a teensy comb and then I have a buff cochin which has started showing a comb too. When do they get them?
    The man we got them from will swap them out for hens but my daughter has become quite attached and it feels weird switching them if we aren't sure. He couldn't tell from the pictures I sent him.
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    TIA

    Rebekah
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  2. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not to sure but for barred rocks lighter barred rocks are cockerels whereas darker barred rocks are pullets. BTW if you don't know this already you can click on the uploads button on the blue bar near the top of the screen to post pics. [​IMG] btw
     
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  3. littlebirdoz

    littlebirdoz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I thought there was a waiting period! I can get better pics too if needed?
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  4. ThompsonFunnyFarm12

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    I think cockerels
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At six weeks, the first one looks like a Barred Rock cross cockerel--those can be quite dark. You can't sex the crosses the same as pure BRs. Never saw a huge comb like that on a pure BR pullet, not ever, and there have been many BR chicks come through here over the last five years, not to mention BR crosses.
     
  6. littlebirdoz

    littlebirdoz Out Of The Brooder

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    I just posted a new picture of a different one that I suspect too. This one is a longhorn
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think you mean "leghorn", not longhorn, which is a type of cattle. Not sure on that one. Leghorns usually have much larger combs, including the pullets, so I can never sex those.
     
  8. littlebirdoz

    littlebirdoz Out Of The Brooder

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    haha yes leghorn lol
     
  9. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first 3 pics look like roos, if they have bigger red combs by six weeks you can assume they are roos! Your 4th pic of the leghorn, looks like a pullet so far!
    Edited to add, full body shots are better!
     
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  10. littlebirdoz

    littlebirdoz Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a real hard time getting them to stay still...lol Maybe this one is better

    Rebekah

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