Chick pics, and some Roo questions! Pic heavy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CowgirlPenny, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my ladies (I'm hoping ladies, a few are questionable)

    They are 2 weeks and 3 days old!
    FYI-my camera's flash is really bright and washes a lot of their color out and makes them look too shiny sometimes.

    Production reds, frozen in fear. They aren't really social. [​IMG]


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    black sex links, anyone looking Roo-ish? [​IMG]

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    What's down there?

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    This one fell off,lol.

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    My sweetie girls!!!!! Barred Plymouth Rocks. They are the most social of the bunch. They all wait by the door and jump out, especially the middle one,Lucy. She's my buddy

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    I was trying to take Australorp pics and Lucy came back out.

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    Australorps. I think you will notice the two I question. They are noticeable larger than the other Australorp (who is the same size as all the others) so those two reign over all the other chicks. They legs are giant and notice the way they stand tall, checking it all out? I read that Roo's do that. [​IMG] Any ideas?

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    The biggest one. I'm hoping that the two big Australorps are just food hogs and much larger!

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  2. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh it's so hard to tell with these pics... there are a couple in the 2nd pic I was thinking might be roos, but with them mostly looking the other way, it's really hard to tell on most of them. Maybe try during the day in a more enclosed setting. I know sometimes some could posture like roos, but even little pullets will do that if they are trying to see what's over that side over there.
     
  3. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In picture #2, the one on the right is one that I question, even though its supposed to be a sex link. It's comb is not much, but as you can see its nearly twice the size of the other sex links. [​IMG]

    The two big Australorps stand like that ALL the time, not just when they are out. I google way too much I think, because I read that in a loud noise, roo's will stand tall like that while the hens will cower down. Those do. I really hope not!!! I like them, and already have two Roo's and no plans to keep any more.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I'd say the chicks in #1 are all pullets and all the back sex links are roosters.. [​IMG]
     
  5. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I'd say the chicks in #1 are all pullets and all the back sex links are roosters.. [​IMG]

    I have no doubts so far about the Production reds, but I'm thinking you are right about the Sex links. Unless that's just typical for the breed, their combs sure are noticeably larger than any of the other chicks.

    Anyone care to weigh in one my Australorps? I hope the Barred Rocks are all pullets too, they are SO sweet.​
     
  6. chickenfarmer17

    chickenfarmer17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all of the br's look like hens to me
     
  7. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good to know others think so too because I definitely want to keep them! [​IMG]
     

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