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Could use a bit of help sexing these birds...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trina Bambina, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Trina Bambina

    Trina Bambina In the Brooder

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    I know the one on the right is a roo...curious about the one on the left...thinking it is a pullet. They are 16 weeks old.




    This one is a roo for sure...it is the bird on the right, above
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    Pullet?
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    a couple of more pics of bird on left (above)
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    Also, I can't find a pic, but if I have a BR who shipped in with 11 other roos, but this bird does not have the erect tail, or darker red comb/wattle that the others have, it is more of a raspberry color... is it possible it is a pullet? It is also much calmer...I don't recall seeing it doing the raised hackle "dancing" that all the others are doing... I did not notice a difference in color in the barring (read somewhere that pullets will be darker than roos).

    Thanks for your help!
     

  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    I don't see any features that would indicate a rooster on your buckeyes. :)
     
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  3. Has "he" crowed? If not, I also don't see anything about the buckeye that indicates he's a cockerel. They all look like pullets to me.
     
  4. Muffinburgler

    Muffinburgler Chirping

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    Your rooster looks like a pullet to me. There's nothing on "him" that says boy. Everyone in the pictures looks like a pretty lady.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pullet.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't see saddle feathers on either bird.
     
  7. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chirping

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    Those look pretty girly to me
    ;)
     

  8. Trina Bambina

    Trina Bambina In the Brooder

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    Oh, I could KISS you all!![​IMG][​IMG]

    I have had such bad luck with buying chicks that are supposed to be hens and getting roosters instead!!

    Yippee!!!! [​IMG]

    And it just proves that I know NOTHING!! [​IMG]

    Thanks!


    P.S. There haave been neither crowing nor eggs...is it true that RIR start laying around 20-22 weeks?
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    20-22 weeks is an average, but I'm not seeing it for your birds. Neither one have a developed comb or wattle, the hallmark of sexual maturity/fertility that indicates eggs are incoming. Your girls should start growing those fairly soon, usually the big comb comes a few weeks before eggs. Don't freak out when they grow combs, those are both female.

    A pic of your barred rock would help. The barred rocks in the first pic look to be hens.
     

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