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Gender Check ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ksrchicks, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. ksrchicks

    ksrchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello - These are my first chickens. They are supposed to be pullets (hatchery sexed) however would love your advice on what you think. The 3 "girls" are 6 weeks old now. Thank you!!

    #1 - Molly (NH Red)

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    #2 Claudia (White Plymouth Rock)

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    #3 Cathleen (Barred Rock)

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a bunch of girls.
     
  3. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2&3 are probably pullets. I'm guessing Roo with #1
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  5. ksrchicks

    ksrchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh that would be wonderful [​IMG]. Thank you all three for your response and advice! I was pretty convinced Cathleen and Claudia were girls but have zero experience, and wasn't sure at all about Molly. It is hard b/c I do not have any chicks that are the same for comparison. Molly is a bigger bird and her tail feathers seem more upright but I have not noticed any red on the comb yet and she is quite shy compared the other girls. I have one other chick a bantam BR (Polly Jean) who did not cooperate for first photo shoot but I will post pictures soon as thinking Polly may be a Paul. Again hard to tell b/c the only bantam but she(?) is quite striking and tips head back to crow but no noise comes out! Do girls do that? Yawn maybe?? Thanks again for your opinions!!
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It could be a yawn. They will do that. [​IMG]

    IMO I'd watch Molly. I'd love to say with the others that it's a girl, but there's something in me that kinda goes against it... If you know what I mean. [​IMG] The legs look rather thick and the tail just doesn't quite look right. Just my opinion. [​IMG]

    BTW, I love the name Polly Jean! [​IMG]
     
  7. ksrchicks

    ksrchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, great to know that they yawn and that it is not just a warm-up crow! I will keep an eye on Molly and post more pictures. I thought pullet for sure until recently and then her tail started looking rather upright [​IMG]. I will also work on socializing double time b/c if we are going to have a roo I want to do everything I can to have the friendliest one possible. I will post some pictures of Polly Jean soon (my husband named her after a musician!) and hopefully she does not turn out to be a Paul! Thanks for your opinion!
     

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