Gender please, pic heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sirhc76, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. sirhc76

    sirhc76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Still torn on some of the pics Ive seen of GLW hens with larger than normal head gear. I have 3, and Ill label the pics as Fat comb, thin comb and point comb. Also need to inquire about the Australorp that looks nothing like a Spangled Orloff it was sold as [​IMG] The Wyandottes were all hatched the second week of April and the Australorp on the first week of May. I've included the full directory if anyone wants to dig through for more shots to make an educated guess.

    Thanks,

    http://s134.photobucket.com/albums/q106/sirhc76/Chickens 3 months/

    Fat comb
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    Thin comb, on the left
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    Point comb
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    Australorp
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The Australorp at least looks like a pullet. It's definitely not a Spangled Orloff... I wonder why they sold her as such...

    I have limited experience with Wyandottes though, so I'll leave the verdict on them up to someone else. [​IMG]
     
  3. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guess based upon my recent experiences with all roo's and 1 white hen, say these are all pullets.......... I thought my 1 was a hen until her tail came in......arghhhhh

    The saddle feathers and tail will tell the sex, but I sure ain't no expert these are my first chicks are now almost 18 weeks.
    This is my hen hehehe Roo now that the saddle and tail are in
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  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are all pullets
     
  5. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think they are pullets. Google pics of GLW Roos and you will see that they have a different pattern than the pullets.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking all girls. I know the one had kinda pointy looking hackle feathers but I think it's the lacing being misleading. The roos are different colored than the hens and I think you'd be seeing that change by now. Although, I have pretty limited experience with the breed.
     
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
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    i have no clue..but I wish that I could have ONE pullet of them...they are gorgeous!!!
     
  8. sirhc76

    sirhc76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I'll be relieved to finally have confirmation. I do understand that roosters aren't similarly colored although I wasn't sure when that change in feathering took place. I had originally planned to send any roosters to the in laws flock on their ranch until I saw symptoms of URI around 9 weeks. I've treated everyone and have no signs of any issues now although I don't want to pass anything on to their flock of almost 100 chickens. That leaves me with very few options of responsibly separating any roosters from my flock. While I enjoy BBQ chicken I don't think I could convince the kids that any of the BY flock simply wandered off [​IMG]
     

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