Gender of Mixed Breed Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hikingdad, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. hikingdad

    hikingdad Out Of The Brooder

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    My broody hen hatched 7 chicks recently. They are about 9 weeks old. I originally thought there were 3 roos and 4 pullets because their combs and waddles came in a lot faster and are already a reddish color. Now I am not sure about 2 of the "pullets". 3 weeks ago there was a clear difference in comb size and color. Now they are starting to get either a rose or pea comb. The father to all of these chickens is a leghorn. The mom is either a buff orpington, new hampshire red, brahma, silver laced wyondotte, or easter egger. At least 3 of them came from a green egg so have to be an easter egger mix. The first pic is from the beginning of October when you can see a clear difference between the leghorn/brahma mix and the others that I thought were pullets. The next 2 pics are of the definite leghorn/brahma roo now. The last 6 pics are of the"pullets" in question.
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    Far right is the definite leghorn/brahma roo 3 weeks ago. The other 3 I thought were pullets.
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    Leghorn/brahma roo
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    Leghorn/brahma roo
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    Pullet #1 I still think this is a hen
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    Pullet #1 I still think is a hen
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    Unknown #2 No waddle and the comb just started looking this big. Pink in color
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    Unknown #2 No waddle and the comb just started looking this big. Pink in color
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    Unknown #3 Pink comb recently and waddles starting to form.
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    Unknown #3 Pink comb recently and waddles starting to form.

    Any thoughts? I think I may have more roos than I originally thought. I'm not sure if their combs are becoming more pronounced because their dad is a leghorn.
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet # 1 looks like the only female pictured. Unknown #2 and #3 look like cockerels. Number 2 seems to have some cheek fluff, which would explain the tiny wattles (the 2 traits are generally linked).
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  6. hicksfamily

    hicksfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pullet 1 looks like the only female.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     

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