Guesses on my 4wk BCM chicks? First timer.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ThelmaOrLouise, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. ThelmaOrLouise

    ThelmaOrLouise In the Brooder

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    541BF605-A389-4694-B650-7939882BB5C0.jpeg 8E6725A6-F074-4456-9BBA-9467D360147C.jpeg I got 4 straight run chicks. I’ve convinced myself they are all Roos. Maybe i have at least 1 hen. Any guesses?? I have 4 big girl hens and 1 RIR rooster “Bruno Mars.” I probably won’t keep the roos. This is my first time with babies. They are cute, fun, and easy. They do seem quite flighty which is a bummer.

    The two under the heat plate are the two that i think have a shot at being hens.

    Hen here by the heat plate? If this one is a roo then they are all Roos!!
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  2. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    Two cockerels, two pullets. In the pic of the four, those two with the big red combs and wattled are the males, the two with the smaller yellow ones are the pullets. I'd bet some money on it. ;-) Maybe $1.
     
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  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    I see two that are probably boys. The other two look to still have flesh colored combs so there is still hope. If they only turn red when excited, that is okay.
     
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  4. tuesdaylove

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    Chicks can mature at different rates, so anything is possible, but right now it looks like you've got two cockerels and two pullets.
     
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  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Looks like the two pinkest are cockerels. The others may be pullets, but time will tell for sure. :) You never know how things will change at this age!

    ~Alex
     
  6. ThelmaOrLouise

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    565EA03A-DDAA-496E-8DC8-793B445092EE.jpeg Okay here are my two possible hens. Close up. Also throwing in a “roo” for comparison
     
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  7. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    Yup, I believe you got a 50/50 split. Not too bad. I always seem to end up with more roos.
     
  8. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Two roos two pullets. My BCM roos ALWAYS color up around 3.5 to 4 weeks.
     
  9. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Forgot to mention that BCM roosters are at the top of my list for keepers.
     
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  10. ThelmaOrLouise

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    Do you think that I can get away with having 2 rooster with 6 hens? My other rooster is a 3yr old gentle RIR. But I've never had him around another rooster.
     
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