Gender Guess 8.5 Week Old FBCM and FBCM Crosses

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Spinning Carrie, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Spinning Carrie

    Spinning Carrie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These four hatched on May 18th.
    I have a BO/FBCM:
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    An EE/FBCM;
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    FBCM #1 (I'm fairly certain this one is a roo):
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    FBCM #2 (this one's face isn't as red as this pic makes it look):
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    I, of course, am trying to imagine all of them into pullets. I am new at figuring it out, so I would love opinions and tips.
    Thanks!
    Carrie
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The first one has yellow skin, so not an Orpington/Marans mix.
    All look like pullets.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  4. josy

    josy Out Of The Brooder

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    All look like pullets to me.
     
  5. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    all pullets [​IMG]
     
  6. Spinning Carrie

    Spinning Carrie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting! The lady I bought the eggs from said she was pretty sure the lighter brown ones were her BO, and her only rooster is a FBCM. Maybe she has a Wyandotte. I'll have to ask her next time I talk to her.

    These were from a classroom hatch, and I let other people pick and just kept what was left.
    They are: Professor Lockhart, Hagrid, Professor Snape and Samwise. We have been referring to them all as boys so if they turn out to be girls we will be pleasantly surprised!

    Thanks,
    Carrie
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    A 'pure' Marans wouldn't produce a chick with yellow skin.
     
  8. Spinning Carrie

    Spinning Carrie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So white is the dominant color. Gotcha. Luckily, I just have a backyard flock and the students whose families took the other birds were just looking for egg layers as well.

    Thanks!
    Carrie
     

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