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Gender on 9 week olds -- what do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rachelbinnc, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. rachelbinnc

    rachelbinnc Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's Batty, my Cuckoo Maran:
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    This is Sky, my Easter Egger:
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    Here's Goldilocks, the GLW:
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    Jane, the Buff Orpington:
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    My Silkie, Miss Mouse:
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    Rosie, my Rhode Island Red:
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They actually all look like ladies to me. I'm not sure about the 2nd photo, but it looks like a pullet. A good way to tell is by looking at the feathers growing out right above the tail. They will grow out pointy in roosters eventually. Roos also usually have curved tail feathers, often with an iridescent sheen, while hen feathers grow straight out.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2009
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All hens, except #5 I'm not sure!
     
  4. rachelbinnc

    rachelbinnc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! It looks like MPC did right by me. I have been a little concerned that the Easter Egger might be a roo.
     
  5. rachelbinnc

    rachelbinnc Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a couple other pics of #2 if it helps:

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  6. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert and can't rival the advice already given here...just wanted to chime in an say that Goldilocks is beautiful!
     
  7. osukrazykate

    osukrazykate Chillin' With My Peeps

    All are looking like hens to me thus far, except it is too early to tell on the silkie. It took me a lot longer to tell on my silkies than my other breeds.
     
  8. Bridgette1221

    Bridgette1221 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think its to early to tell with the Silkie, just from my experience. Forever I thought my black silkie was a girl until she started crowing! Now he is all boy acting and looking but it took a while.
     
  9. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sky looks like a Roo to me but I am NEW at this. I see what looks like PIN feathers around her neck... those long pointy feathers.....
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm guessing pullets but I have no idea with the Silkie.
     

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