Gender guesses wanted

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TJs chicklets, May 7, 2017.

  1. TJs chicklets

    TJs chicklets Out Of The Brooder

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    These guys are 3.5 weeks old. All hatched out of green or greenish eggs - but the woman had many, many different breeds of roos, so any parentage is possible. I'm looking mostly for gender guesses, but breeds that may have influenced them are fun, too! I hatched them in my kindergarten class, so names are courtesy of the kids, lol!

    Flower (comb is not so pink in real life)
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    Fluffy (suspected boy since hatching, but he has gorgeous colouring, sigh)
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    Star (better picture of her? comb follows, from a few days ago)
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    Sunflower (hatched from the tiniest egg, is by now clearly the biggest)
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    Twinkle - looking more like a boy the last few days
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    Happy to get any other pictures, if they help. I know they are little still, but happy to hear any guesses that you might have, especially if you can tell me what you are looking at that tips you off!
    Thanks
     
  2. Silkie nerd

    Silkie nerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My tips are to watch their behavior. Roosters will gard the hens and get their comb and wattles sooner and will be bigger.
     
  3. Silkie nerd

    Silkie nerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me sunflower and star look like hens
     
  4. Silkie nerd

    Silkie nerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can not really tell the others. But they are still pretty young you might not even be able to tell until they start laying eggs or crowing.
     
  5. TJs chicklets

    TJs chicklets Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the thoughts. I've been leaning toward Star and Sunflower being girls, too, based on behaviour, but I'm far from convinced. Ive never had chicks with pea combs before (or even chicks that weren't all the same breed, which makes comparing so easy.). Flower is the real mystery-for the first week, I thought girl for sure- she would cry for friends if alone in the brooder, etc., but has slowly become a real independent soul, then decided she is one of the big chickens as soon as she saw them. However, as the only brown chick, she was the class favourite and the kindergarten children handled her way more than the others, so I'm not sure how much that changes behaviour. However, every time I see her, I change my guess as to gender...

    Here she is planning to sleep on the roost (it was full dark) on her first night with access to it (it was going down to freezing, so I didn't let her stay!)

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  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    To young to say for sure but Fluffy and Twinkle look like possible cockerels.
     
  7. TJs chicklets

    TJs chicklets Out Of The Brooder

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    These guys are now 10.5 weeks old. Clearly Twinkle, Fluffy, and Flower are boys... Sunflower I'm not sure at all, while I remain quite hopeful for Star, although even her comb is getting quite pink. Please tell me I don't have all boys!

    Flower
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    Twinkle
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    Fluffy, still the leader and sleeps top rung with my oldest girls
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    Sunflower, followed by a comb shot; I think her? comb is a little redder in real life, which makes me wonder - also, check out the thickness of those legs, they are huge, but this is also still the biggest of the chicks.
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    Star, with her cute puffy cheeks, also followed by a closer comb shot. Colour is pretty accurate in the first picture... and hers (please!) is less red than Sunflower's
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  8. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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  9. misskes

    misskes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say both female
     
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  10. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm positive on all of their genders
     

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