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Gender Identification

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by phi3, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. phi3

    phi3 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] 1st LS

    [​IMG] 2nd LS (Has same tail as 1st)

    [​IMG] 1st RIR

    [​IMG] 2nd RIR

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    Tried to get better pictures again for the RIR, Forgot which is which possibly the same sort of lost track after they started to run around.

    These are let out around 8AM > 7PM, When can they permanently stay outside? It's almost summer here in NZ. They are 4 weeks old exactly.
     
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  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I'll let others with more experience do the gender bit, but at 4 weeks old its difficult to tell - better posting those at around 8 weeks.

    In response to your other question - i let my flock out at dawn and they put themselves to bed at dusk. At that age they are fine wondering around with your flock. I let mine chicks do their stuff with their mums at 2 days and they are fine.

    Congrats on the rugby BTW - not a surprise, but a great result.

    CT
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I don't know about the white birds. The RIR's look a lot like my girls did when they were about that same age so I'm going to guess yours are pullets. It will be easier to tell when they are a bit older.

    Hope you are enjoying them!
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    At only 4 weeks, I'm a bit concerned both the Sussex are cockerels, but not positive. I'd really expect to see more red. I'd post again in 2-3 weeks to see how things are developing.

    None of the reds are tweaking my roo-dar at the moment.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    @donrae "roo-dar"...[​IMG]Great word!
     
  6. donrae

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    Thanks. That one gave the spell checker fits like you wouldn't believe! And for some reason it took several tries for it to "add to dictionary" or whatever. But I like it [​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I think roo-dar should become part of our BYC vocabulary, good one Rachel!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Donrae on gender
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  10. phi3

    phi3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cheers for the comments, will update in a few weeks time.

    I can only hope they turn out to be females. As much as i'd like a male I can't see my neighbors being particularly happy about the noise it will cause.
     

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