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Jade-leigh

In the Brooder
Jun 7, 2020
4
10
18
So as a family we have hatched 5 out of 6 eggs in an incubator. They are 6 weeks old now and (after explaining very clearly to the children not to get too attached as we can not keep more than one cockerel) I have become very attached and love that each has its own little personality and traits. I'm pretty sure we have more than one cockeral, god I hope I'm wrong, but if I do have more than one and because they have grown up together will they be OK staying together???
IMG_20200605_160138.jpg this is notty.
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the lavender is flash.
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this is muffin (she/he is an undecided, she's bousterious like a boy but feather sexing at a day old made us decide girly, anyone help?)
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this is red, we are like 99% sure he is a roo. And last but not least is Sandra. Who as you can tell we thought was a girl but now having major second thoughts.
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4theBirdz

Chirping
May 13, 2020
52
69
50
Massachusetts
They are gorgeous birds!I wish I could help but I'm too new to be able to tell the difference. We just found out one of our "girls" was a cockrel. Although we are actually happy about it as we decided we would like to have one. Best of luck
 

Jade-leigh

In the Brooder
Jun 7, 2020
4
10
18
They are gorgeous birds!I wish I could help but I'm too new to be able to tell the difference. We just found out one of our "girls" was a cockrel. Although we are actually happy about it as we decided we would like to have one. Best of luck
Thank you. How many birds do you have have? I really thought it would be easier to tell by this point, but I'm really not going to be happy with giving up any!
 

4theBirdz

Chirping
May 13, 2020
52
69
50
Massachusetts
Thank you. How many birds do you have have? I really thought it would be easier to tell by this point, but I'm really not going to be happy with giving up any!
We have 9 in total. The one cockeral we had initially beleived was a barred rock. The pattern was consistent with a pullet . Then at about 3 weeks old( they're 5 weeks now) a definitive red comb staryed sprouting quickly. We were not totally convinced " she" was a he yet though because male barred rocks have a significant amount of grey/ white as compared to the pullets. I finally posted a few pics this week and another member informed us that "she" was a he and nit a barred rock but a black sex link or black star( same thing) cockerel. If you look under my post" big comb for a pullet" you'll see its pretty clear its a boy. We are happy to have him as we will be free ranging and welcome the added security a rooster brings to the flock
 

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