Cockerels/Pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StarStruck203, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 chicks, but the ones im wondering about are:

    The 2 Buff Orpingtons- one is smaller and has not developed tail feathers. The other one has.

    The 4 Barred Rocks- 3 are all the same size, while one is smaller and just developed some tail feathers.

    Im thinking those 2 are the cockerels. Is it normal for the cockerels to be smaller than the pullets at 3 weeks??

    Thanks! [​IMG]

    I will post pictures as soon as possible [​IMG]
     
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  2. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm awaiting your pictures! [​IMG]
     
  3. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to see the pictures too [​IMG]
     
  4. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry im new to this and figuring out how to upload pictures! [​IMG]
     
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  5. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 Out Of The Brooder

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    The Buff Orpingtons:

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    for size comparison.

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    this is the bigger one, more tail feathers.

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    once again the bigger one, a little comb forming.

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    the smaller one, less wing feathers, and still alot of 'fluff' on tail.

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    the smaller one, smaller to no comb forming.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    First up, Welcome to BYC.

    Here are your instructions

    How to post pics.


    OOPS you figured it out.

    larger one with the comb, roo.
    Smaller one. pullet.
     
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  7. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 Out Of The Brooder

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    The Barred Rocks:

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    3 of them are the same size as the bigger one. -size comparison.

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    the bigger one. has more tail feathers. i also noticed all the bigger ones have more white in their feathers.

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    bigger one, has more comb forming.

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    the smaller one, almost same amount of tail feathers, but not quite. also has more black in feathers.

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    smaller one, less of a comb.
     
  8. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 Out Of The Brooder

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    Iv always heard 'FFF' - Females Feather First.

    thats what my animal science teacher told me. so thats why i figured the smaller ones were the cockerels- they dont have nearly the amount of feathering as the other chicks...? [​IMG]
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    On Barred Rocks - Don't judge the comb so early. Barred Rocks have much lighter skin than other breeds, so their combs look bigger than normal. What you should look for, and I see already, is a white dot on the head that is so big it spreads to the neck. That signifies a male, which I clearly see among your two BR's. [​IMG] The one you're holding is a male, also, its barring is much lighter. That's another sign it is a male.

    The Buff Orpingtons. . . . The first picture shows some chicks with grey legs. Are they pink or grey? Buff Orpingtons should have light pink legs. Otherwise, I'd wait on sex.
     
  10. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im holding both of the BRs....

    and as far as the BOs, yes they have light pink legs. the picture quality isnt that great and took away from the color [​IMG]
     

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