Cocks or hens?.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sophster1989, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. sophster1989

    sophster1989 In the Brooder

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    Hi I'm new to the chicken world, I've hatched these chicks out their currently 13 weeks old. My friend gave me th eggs and said they are a mix of brahma, buff Orpington and barred rocks. Please can you help me determine the sexes? Thank u :)) [​IMG]
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  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Songster

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    Just a guess but they look like girls.

    Here is Beethoven at 9 weeks old. But yours being mixed, there could be a pretty big difference.

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  3. sophster1989

    sophster1989 In the Brooder

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    Oh yeah that's massive isnt it compared to mine! I hope they are girls dont wanna get rid :(
     
  4. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

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    not sure on this one.100 days old
     
  5. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Songster

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    Hey now! Tail feathers make me think roo. Any sign of spurs?
     
  6. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

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    I'll have to check.
     
  7. matt44644

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    dont see any
     
  8. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Songster

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    Just a guess, but could be a girl. But just wait a bit, there'll be more people on here to reply and they'll know more than I do.

    My boys started showing spurs pretty young. Some of my girls show tiny spurs but that didn't happen until much later.

    Good luck!
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Knowing more about the parent stock would sure help with sexing. Who was the rooster, who were the hens? From the look, I'm thinking something like a buff Orp roo over Brahma and barred Rock hens. That makes all the barred birds sex linked males. On what I'm thinking are the Orp/Brahma crosses (pretty birds, btw!) you can see the difference in that first bird that's a pullet...she's got dark wings, softer coloring. The males have red wings, patchy coloring coming in pretty good. With that cross, they'll be slower to mature than production oriented breeds.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    I agree with Donrae.
     

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