Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jab2you, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. jab2you

    jab2you Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Age? Breed?

    Frizzled Bantam Cochin????

    About 4 to 6 weeks????

    I strongly suspicion roo's, both, with that comb development at a younger age.

    LofMc
     
  3. jab2you

    jab2you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either this is the dad or
     
  4. jab2you

    jab2you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This maybe the Dad?
    but mom is a sexlink!!!
     
  5. jab2you

    jab2you Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay...so the wind is just ruffling the feathers vs. those are frizzled feathers.

    Mom is a RSL with dad either a BCM (?) or Ameraucana/EE (?)...so you've got barnyard mixes (great birds, hardy and good layers).

    As to gender...age is really important...I only threw out a guess.

    My barnyards mature faster than my pure breeds, so they can fool you (I once gave away a fast maturing barnyard female because I thought she was going to be a roo...she laid at 14 weeks!)...but I'm still thinking those could be roo's...I really need to know the age.

    Also, were they broody hatched or heat lamp brooded, as that can make a big difference too as to how quickly they develop. You've also got them developing in the lengthening daylight, which I find my winter hatches, naturally brooded, causes the hens to mature more quickly too...all that to give hope that they may be hens developing quickly...but those combs are pointing to roo's if they are about 4 weeks of age, but I wouldn't plan them for the soup pot yet with the parameters above.

    LofMc
     
  7. jab2you

    jab2you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are incubator babies.
    About 3-4 weeks.
    Yes it's the wind.
    Heat lamp and light.
    Now more out at sun up and put away at sun down.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like cockerels to me.
     
  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    At 4 weeks, heat lamp brooded, with Marans possibly in the background...I agree roo's.

    LofMc
     
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