First time chicken owner wondering gender of 2 chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kb105059, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. kb105059

    kb105059 Just Hatched

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    Hello All!
    I got 6 baby chicks on Friday June 10th 2016. They were only a few days old when I got them. So now they are about 20 weeks old. I have a Rhode Island Red and a Buff Orpington that I am questioning if they are a rooster or not. The Rhode Island Red I am questionings name is Mark and his sister is Margo(I have put pictures of both on here). And the Buff Orpington I am questionings name is Peaches, and his/her sisters name is Wilma(I have put pictures of both on here also). Please let me know what you all think. I appreciate your help!!

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  2. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Looks like pullets to me. Mark & Peaches look to be close to laying their first eggs.
     
  3. kb105059

    kb105059 Just Hatched

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    Oh good. Just what I wanted to hear. Thank you so much for your quick response!
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All pullets. Mark will probably be the first to lay.
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Everyone looks female. Mark will be giving you eggs literally any day now [​IMG]

    Where did you get the chicks? Peaches looks female, but not like an Orpington at all. Too lean and upright.....
     
  7. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    I agree with everyone else, all look to be pullets and Mark looks close to laying! :)
    I agree on Peaches.....and is it me, or are her legs grayish colored? Could just be the pic though. She looks a wee bit Sex-Linky to me, but if her legs are gray she could also have some EE.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    all pullets. agree Peaches doesn't look like a buff orp
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Pullets.

    Peaches looks like a very hatchery quality Orp to me. Which is to say a generally golden colored mutt, like almost every other hatchery Buff Orp. It's Leghorn outcrossing to improve egg production, I'm sure.
     
  10. theEgglayers

    theEgglayers New Egg

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    Sorry to "butt in" but how can you tell that Mark is ready to lay?
     

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