Chicks 6 weeks old today. Sex guesses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BluebirdHomestead, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. BluebirdHomestead

    BluebirdHomestead Songster

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    A268FE20-ECAB-4FC2-900D-2CADCDA85618.jpeg 9BA571E2-4761-4F40-AD27-322143BC09B3.jpeg 15474821-56C8-4E07-90DF-EA1718CDF361.jpeg 29D88FB1-39A8-4F93-8624-BDABB2893F30.jpeg 87BD18D5-95F8-45A0-83CC-2A035EE6C289.jpeg 1470A1D5-FC45-4AB7-B046-407B140BB51E.jpeg 77B1E9E0-D930-448F-9EE8-45560D6DC195.jpeg It’s definitely too early to say, but if you had to guess, what do you think these 3 chicks are? They dealt with a respiratory infection early in life and I feel they are a bit behind where they should be for 6 weeks old. The “Black Copper Marans” (I say this in quotes because (s)he doesn’t have feathered feet and it’s toes are yellow), has quite a large comb so I’m wondering if that points to rooster. The other two are Swedish Flower Hens. The one with the bigger crest has huge legs but I’m really hoping hen. And I think the yellowish and grey one is a hen. Thoughts? It’s weirdly hard to take pictures of chickens so forgive the bad pics and they are in such an awkward ugly phase.
     
  2. BluebirdHomestead

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    Anyone?
     
  3. janiedoe

    janiedoe Crowing

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    I don't have a clue but they are seriously cute.
     
  4. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    There’s nothing that screams cockerel about them so I’d guess pullets for now.
     
  5. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Crowing

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    The BCM could be a cockerel - but there's still time to go either way-- it's that stage where it's still hard to tell- and harder still when you don't have 2 of them (two bcms) to compare (foot/leg/comb size). The toes may well fill in black- I think our first BCM hen was missing the feathered feet - but lays seriously dark brown eggs... and plenty of them.
     
  6. Quaicken108

    Quaicken108 In the Brooder

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    They’re young, adorable and to me it’s early but I agree with featheredplanets. Probably pullets.
    CUTE!
     

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