Could I be this lucky?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emsevers, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. emsevers

    emsevers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2008
    Carlton, OR
    Ok I just hatched out some chicks. They are almost 2 weeks old now. I ended up with a total of 8. I have 4 buff orps and 4 BLRW's. One of them is very obviously a roo but the other 7 look nothing like him. All of their combs are tiny and their feathers are growing in at a lot slower rate. The little roo has tons of feathers and the comb is huge compared to the others. So could I be lucky enough to have 7 pullets or is it still to early to tell? I was also wondering if the BLRW chicks look like they are actually BLRW's. I've never had any before and I wanted to make sure that I got what I paid for.

    This is the one that I'm positive is a roo.

    Here are a couple of group shots so you can see the others.

  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Its too early to tell but its not impossible. I hatched 7 chicks over the winter and 6 were pullets. [​IMG] BLRW will be harder to tell because they have a rose comb. I have never seen a blrw baby,but they look about right coloring I guess.

    ETA At 8 weeks you should have a better idea on the sex.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  3. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Your BLRW chicks look like the right thing. I just got mine yesterday and they look like that but not feathered yet, just the red-head chipmunk color.

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