Gender identity for 4 different breeds at 7 weeks old?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by truchicks, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. truchicks

    truchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm new to chickens and I have my first 4 "hens" (hopefully) and was wondering if it is possible to tell gender by looks at 7 weeks?
    I will post each chicken in separate post.

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    Lavender Orpington - 7 1/2 weeks
    Is it normal for her feathers to look frayed? She is the only one whose feathers look this way.

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    Close up of face.
     
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    truchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salmon Favorelle 7 1/2 weeks. She was picked on, I believe, by my black Australorp, who is now in isolation[​IMG]
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    truchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Australorp 7 1/2 weeks. Bully and pecks a lot. In isolation.

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    truchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and last but not least the smallest of my flock - Speckled Sussex - 7 1/2 weeks old [​IMG]
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  5. HensAreTheBest

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    You've got yourself some pullets! [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry, as I looked at them closer the Speckled Sussex looks more rooster-ey than the others.
     
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    truchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no!!! What makes her look roostery (not that I doubt you) I'm just interested in learning :) Thank you for taking the time to look! :)
     
  8. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I hope truchicks SS is not a rooster, because my Poulette, also 7 1/2 weeks looks very much the same......we drove to the nearby hatchery (Estes in Springfield) on May 16th to get her and her BR sister, and they said they hadn't sexed the SS's yet, but supposedly did this one for me. I have had good luck so far with Estes's sexing.

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    While we are at it, here's the BR we got the same day,
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    and here are both together
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    truchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful [​IMG] The only difference I can see between ours is mine doesn't have the beautiful tail like yours[​IMG] I wonder if anyone else can shed some light on our SS???[​IMG]
     
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    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, that big tail may not be a good sign....I don't want a rooster either. We don't have enough hens for a rooster.
     
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