Gender of chickens(lots of pictures)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenhatcher89, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Chickenhatcher89

    Chickenhatcher89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to be 100% sure on these. If I am right about the Barred Rock looks like I hatched out 4 males out of 5.
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    Not sure on the breed.
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  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    How old are the Barred Rocks? The first two look like little roosters if you only look at the comb, but their wattles aren't really developing and their tails don't look very rooster-y yet. The second pic is definitely a pullet.

    The Ameracauna is a girl. However; "The American Poultry Association recognizes a bird called the Ameraucana, which lays colored eggs and has muffs and a beard, not ear tufts, and comes in standardized color varieties." That would mean she is not a true Ameracauna. She is rumpless (or at least appears to be) but feathersite also says "These rumpless (tail-less) and ear-tufted birds" so that would mean she is really an Easter Egger....albeit a pretty one.

    The Red Sex-link is a little cockerel.

    The last picture looks like a Cochin x. I would say it is a cockerel as well.
     
  3. Chickenhatcher89

    Chickenhatcher89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all 8 weeks old, forgot to mention that. I just can't tell for sure about the Barred Rock, probably males though.
     
  4. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Based on color and combs the 1st 2 BRs are boys
    The 2nd BR is a girl.
    The ameraucanas are both girls.
    The RSL is a boy.
    White one is a boy and black one is a boy.
     
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    #1: roo
    #2: pullet
    #3: pullet
    #4: pullet
    #5: roo
    #6: roo
    #7: roo
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:ALL of these chickens are 8 weeks OLD ? they sure look older than that
     

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