Gender help please.....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Queen Scoot, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    Storm.....pullet?
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    Twister....roo??
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    Williow....pullet?...although i'm leanin more towards roo.
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    thanks all.i'm just not real good with this gender thing yet!
     
  2. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    anyone?
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I can't tell... they're too young for me to guess. What breeds are they?
     
  4. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    i have no clue willow is mixed with an EE and the other 2 i dont know..they are 6 weeks old.
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Twister needs a shot of head with combs/wattles.

    I think the other 2 are pullets.
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    One thing I've learned about chicks is I'm not a good guesser. I can't keep my mind made up about which are roos in my own flock. I have 26 8wk old babies, all supposed to be pullets (though the hatchery says they're 90% accurate), and I'm expecting that a couple of them are cockerels. I know I have one silver-spangled hamburg that is for sure a boy, because his comb was HUGE at 4 weeks compared to the other SSH's. At 8wks, he is most definitely a cockerel. But I have an EE that I thought was for sure a cockerel at 4 weeks, because "he" was so much larger than the other EE, and now I'm pretty sure she's a girl. I have 5 RIR's, and I thought one was a cockerel, and now I'm thinking they're all girls again. The jury is still out on my GLW, who I thought was a boy, then decided he was a dark cornish pullet, and now I'm back to GLW for sure, but boy or girl? I dunno....

    I also have a 12wk silver-laced polish that I've thought was a boy, and now I've decided based on lack of pointy saddle and hackle feathers, she's a girl.

    So it is fun to guess, looking at them all, but I'm really clueless and not very good at this guessing game, I've discovered.


    I'm guessing boy on Storm, because the comb looks kinda big. On Twister I can't see a comb at all, because it looks like there's a bit of a crest started, so I'm going with, um.... pullet, because I hope she is :eek:). Willow is pretty, and I see no pink at all in the comb, so I'm guessing pullet there.

    You'll have to update when you can tell for sure!
     
  7. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like pullets to me...
     

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