Gender Guess? 18/19 week Red Sex Links and Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Scoopers804, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Scoopers804

    Scoopers804 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is our first ever flock so we are anxiously awaiting either crows or eggs! No one is crowing yet.. No eggs yet. (I know it's still a lil early though for eggs.) No sign of spurs.. Three of them love to 'nest' in the grass, nesting boxes and dirt (as you can see with Sally! lol) but the differences in combs/waddles has us wondering.. Though I know some will turn red not long before they lay. They are 3 red sex links and 3 barred rocks, approx. 18/19 weeks old. All are very friendly. Thanks bunches for all the opinions! =)




  2. auburn

    auburn Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2012
    West Michigan
    They all look like pullets to me! [​IMG] Lucky has some pretty red wattles but based on body shape I'd still say hen.
  3. Scoopers804

    Scoopers804 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! That's what we were thinking too.. but then a few of them started getting those beautiful combs and wattles, so I wasn't so sure! (They 'waddle' too.. lolol.. I swear, sometimes my fingers are faster than my brain.)
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    All look like girls to me. Based on their color I am betting either Sally or Lucy lays the first egg.
  5. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2013
    All hens.
  6. Scoopers804

    Scoopers804 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh thank you all so much! I was told they can go pretty red a lil before they begin laying! =D
  7. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2013
    All girls :)
  8. Scoopers804

    Scoopers804 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much! I hope you are all right! =)
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I agree, those are all pullets. The red, large plump comb is a sign of sexual maturity and eggs incoming. Shouldn't be more than a month for some of those girls.
  10. Scoopers804

    Scoopers804 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yay! Thanks bunches! =)

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