Gender and breed experts please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dewsetter, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My babies are now just over 8 weeks old and I would really like to know what breed and gender they are. I have posted pictures previously but it was too early to tell. I can't keep boys because of the noise for the neighbours and so far I have only ever hatched roos. Surely my luck has to change soon [​IMG] I am really hopeful about these

    Angel. I was led to believe Araucana and although I am in England I still don't think this looks like the araucanas over here
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    Tilly. Again Araucana but I am thinking EE
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    Ruby. havn't the foggiest idea on breed of this one. Is it just a mutt?

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    Thanks loads guys, I don't know what I would do without this forum.
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    #3 looks like a couple of my EE hens. Can't tell in the picture if her cheeks are fluffy though. [​IMG] No sure about the others... [​IMG]
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not really familiar with them, but the first 2 look like british araucana's I think. All 3 look like girls to me.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    ALL GIRLS:) No idea what breed-not araucanas though
     
  5. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree 2 euro araus and what might be some version of a sussex

    all pullets i think
     
  6. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Angel I am thinking is female (I don't see those pointy saddle or hackle feathers).
    Tilly I am not sure (cannot tell if rounded points on hackle feathers are too pointy for a girl).
    Ruby: body shape says pullet but same issue as Tilly.
    Sorry I am not more helpful, but there are my wild guesses. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats really helpful guys thank you so much. I really hope they are pullets as they will be the first eggs I have hatched this year that have been girls. I can't keep any boys so I really havn't had much luck.
    Any more opinions are greatly appreciated, it gives a girl a bit more hope! lol
     
  8. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they're pretty
     
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most birds won't start getting the pointy saddle and hackle feathers until about 12 weeks. At this point, I don't see anything about them that says "roo" but that could change in a couple of weeks. The two do look like British Araucanas and the third looks like a pretty barnyard cross but I'm not too familiar with the different breeds and varieties you have there. Lovely birds though.
     
  10. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ruby looks exactly like one of my sex-links.....and she's the FRIENDLIST bird ever!!! and yes...she's a she!
     

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